The Canadian navy is helping victims of Hurricane Fiona, which swept through Atlantic provinces earlier this week.
Canadian navy vessel headed to areas hit hardest by Hurricane Fiona
Canada’s defense minister says 100 soldiers have been deployed to each of three Atlantic provinces hit by former Hurricane Fiona and a navy vessel will visit the most devastated area of Newfoundland, where 76 homes were destroyed or structurally damaged.
Defense Minister Anita Anand said HMCS Margaret Brooke will conduct wellness checks at four hard-hit communities. She said more troops are ready if called upon.
After surging north from the Caribbean as a major hurricane, Fiona came ashore before dawn Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, battering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec with hurricane-strength winds, rains and waves.
Fiona swept homes into the sea in one Newfoundland coastal community and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people in Eastern Canada.