Cyclone Fiona has wreaked havoc in Canada. As a result, power supply to half a million people’s homes and businesses has been disrupted.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government would deploy the armed forces to assist in the recovery of the storm-hit eastern region.
The Prime Minister told reporters in a press conference on Saturday that he has spoken to the heads of the five affected states.
Trudeau said he had canceled a trip to Japan for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s funeral and would visit affected communities if needed.
Defense Minister Anita Anand said the troops would help remove trees and debris, restore transport links and whatever else is required.
Canada’s Environment Ministry said the highest wind speed was reported at 179 kilometers per hour and rainfall exceeded 100 mm in some places.