The army will help remove fallen trees and restore transportation links in eastern Canada amid the damage caused by hurricane Fiona.
Canada tries to restore power after former hurricane Fiona
Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power as officials try to assess the scope of devastation from former hurricane Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s eastern provinces.
After surging north from the Caribbean, Fiona came ashore before dawn on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, battering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec with hurricane-strength winds, rains and waves.
Defence Minister Anita Anand said troops would help remove fallen trees throughout eastern Canada, restore transportation links and do whatever else is required for as long as it takes.
She did not specify how many troops would be deployed.