In midst of hurricane, ocean swallows homes in Canada in seconds
(MENAFN) On Sunday, parts of Canada were devastated by powerful storm Fiona, which swept houses into the sea and caused widespread power outages. Two people were killed when Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland early Saturday in Canada.
When the storm arrived in Canada, it had winds of up to 80 miles per hour, causing torrential rain and waves of up to 40 feet.
In a chilling video widely shared on social media, homes in Canada are seen being washed up by the ocean as hurricane Fiona batters the port of Aux Basques.
According to Reuters, storm surges swept at least 20 homes into the sea in the town of Channel-Port aux Basques. As 200 residents were evacuated before the storm hit, Mayor Brian Button described the area as "a total war zone."
After the storm, over 300,000 people in five provinces in Canada were still without power.
Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, stated that he met with the Incident Response Group to ensure that "resources are available to help those affected by the storm."
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