Houses have collapsed, trees have fallen, and half a million people are without power. Hurricane Fiona hits Canada
After reaching Type 4 On the Saffir-Simpson scale (reaching a maximum of 5) And whip Puerto RicoDominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Turks and Caicos Islands and Bermuda, L‘Insist Fiona It ended its race by crashing against the Atlantic coast Canada. The most intense event of the 2022 season touched down on Saturday, September 24. Nova Scotiacausing destruction.
Cyclone Fiona brought 12m high waves and 192mm of rain
wind They shot down very violently treesHomes are closed and infrastructure destroyed. Half a million people There was no electricity. and precipitation They touched 192 millimeters. The waves Off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland they exceed 12 meters in height.
Attracted the locals Violence of the event. On Saturday evening, Hurricane Fiona still had sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and was moving northeast at 37 kilometers per hour. “We don’t have it Never seen weather like this“, he wrote In a tweet Charlottetown Police, in the provincePrince Edward Island. “It’s unbelievable. We don’t have electricity or internet. Trees have been cut down everywhere Many roads are submerged in waterSpeaking to Radio Canada, the city’s mayor said.
Fortunately on a budget basis victims It’s not too serious. A woman was swept away by the raging waters but was rescued and hospitalized; Another is now reported to have been inside his house when it collapsed lost. The blackoutIn addition, they still engage hundreds of thousands of people, according to the director of the power company Nova Scotia Power “They’ll last for days.”
One of the hardest hit municipalities was Channel-Port aux Basques in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, where damage was assessed as “impressive”.
Prime Minister Trudeau cancels company trip
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau He canceled his attendance at the funeral of the former head of the Japanese government Shinzo AbeScheduled for Tuesday, September 27, stay in their country and follow Recovery. “I think of all those affected now – he saidHurricane Fiona. We are with you and the authorities are ready to provide the necessary resources to the concerned provinces.
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