Monday 26 September 2022 01:20 AM 'It's a total war zone:' Two killed in Canada as deadly Hurricane Fiona causes ... trends now
Parts of eastern Canada suffered 'immense' devastation after powerful storm Fiona swept houses into the sea and caused major power outages, leaving two people dead.
Officials have found the body of a 73-year-old woman believed to have been swept from her home in Newfoundland, while another person died on Prince Edward Island where generator issues may have played a role.
The woman in Newfoundland is thought to have been sheltering in her basement when waves as high as 40 feet broke through her home and swept her out to see.
The storm packed intense winds of 80 miles per hour when it arrived with force rarely seen in eastern Canada, bringing torrential rain and waves of up to 40 feet.
'The devastation is immense,' Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston told reporters. 'The magnitude of the storm is incredible.'
More than 300,000 people were still without electricity across five provinces Sunday after the storm felled trees, ripped roofs from buildings and damaged power lines, officials said. Hundreds of utility crews were working to restore power.
A picture shows damage caused to coastal homes by Hurricane Fiona in Channel-Port aux Basques, Nova Scotia, Canada
Houses were swept into the water by strong winds and catastrophic 40 foot waves, including at least 20 homes swept away in Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland
A person looks towards the sea after the arrival of Hurricane Fiona in Port Aux Basques, where Mayor Brian Button called the damage 'a total war zone'
Storm surges swept at least 20 homes into the sea in the town of Channel-Port aux Basques, on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland.
Mayor Brian Button described 'a total war zone' in the coastal community as residents reckoned with the damage, though 200 residents were evacuated before the storm hit.
'Some people have lost everything, and I mean everything,' Button told CBC News.
'The sea was taking back the land and we were getting separated. A lot of our homes are built along the coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Down there, Fiona just wiped out parts of that,' he said.
Tempers were fraying Sunday as residents tried to return to their homes - or what was left of them.
'I know people are showing up at the