At least one person has died, and several others displaced as Storm Fiona hits Canada
The victim died after being washed out to sea in Newfoundland by the storm, officials said.
According to a report by the BBC, Fiona was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Friday. Such weather events are rare in Canada, and police said the storm was “like nothing we’ve ever seen”.
The army has been deployed to Nova Scotia to assist the clean-up.
A report by Reuters also stated that parts of five provinces experienced torrential rain and winds of up to 160km/h (99mph), with widespread flooding and hundreds of thousands of people left without power.
Speaking on the development, Prime Minister Trudeau said the military will be deployed to Nova Scotia to see what they can do. In his words, “If there is anything the federal government can do to help, we will be there.”
Mr. Trudeau who was scheduled to travel to Japan to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that he will no longer travel to Japan, but will rather stay back in Canada to deal with the storm’s aftermath.
The Prime Minister quickly convened a second meeting with the Incident Response Group on Sunday – to discuss Storm Fiona – and promised to “ensure that all necessary support is available” to restore services as quickly as possible.