Video: Devastation after storm Fiona: “I’ve never seen anything like it”

STORY: After the passage of hurricane “Fiona” the big clean-up began in Canada. Authorities spoke on Sunday of an “unprecedented” trail of devastation left by the ex-hurricane on the country’s east coast. It could take several months for the critical infrastructure to be restored. Rescuers fanned out in five provinces to restore power and clear downed trees and debris. The army is also involved in the reconstruction measures. One of the hardest-hit places is the town of Port-aux-Basques, on the southwest tip of Newfoundland. According to the police, a 73-year-old woman died there when a wave hit her house and ripped away part of the basement. This firefighter was also clearly affected by the extent of the destruction. “”Absolute chaos, to put it simply. This is the most surreal experience of my life. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Before Fiona hit Canada’s east coast on Saturday with gusts of wind of up to 170 km/h, the storm had swept through the Caribbean as a hurricane. The next storm is now threatening there. Tropical storm “Ian” will be according to estimates by US meteorologists, set course for Cuba as a hurricane on Monday.


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