Damage to Canada from Storm Fiona is ‘unprecedented’

Damaged homes built near the coast as Hurricane Fiona (later downgraded to a tropical storm) passed over the Atlantic village of Port Aubasque, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on September 24, 2022. Waves crash nearby. — Courtesy of Wreckhouse Press Materials provided via Reuters

Sunday, September 25, 2022 22:20 MYT

OTTAWA, Sept. 25 — The extent of damage caused by powerful storm Fiona that devastated Canada’s Atlantic coast yesterday is unprecedented, rebuilding critical infrastructure that was destroyed. will take months, said Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair. Sunday.

“The scale of what we’re dealing with is unprecedented,” Blair said in a telephone interview with Reuters when asked to compare Dorian and Fiona, the storms that hit the area around Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2019. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that,” he said.

“Restoring some of the critical infrastructure, such as buildings, homes and roofs that were blown away from community centers and schools, will require work that will probably take months,” he added. rice field. — Reuters Damage to Canada from Storm Fiona is ‘unprecedented’

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