Ottawa: Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada were troubled on Sunday as power supply remained snapped after former Hurricane Fiona washed away houses, stripped off roofs and roads. Officials said they also found the body of a woman near the sea.
Moving north of the Caribbean region, Fiona hit the coast as a tropical cyclone before dawn on Saturday. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec received strong winds and rain during this period.
Minister of National Defence of Canada Anita Anand said the troops would extend all possible help, including removing fallen trees, restoring transport services.
Typhoon Fiona has killed at least five people in the Caribbean and a woman in Canada.
The body of a 73-year-old woman, who went missing from Chanel-Port aux Basque, has been recovered, officials said.
Police said the woman was in her house on Saturday morning when a portion of their underground floor collapsed due to a wave.
At the same time, more than 211,000 consumers of Prince Edward Island province ‘Nova Scotia Power’ and more than 81,000 consumers of ‘Maritime Electric’ were suffered due to lack of electricity till Sunday evening.
Officials say it may take a few days to fully restore power supply.
Prince Edward Island chief Dennis King said more than 100 military personnel arrived at the scene on Sunday for assistance. Schools will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday. Several bridges have also been breached, officials said.