Canada struggles to restore power after storm; body found

Sep 24, 2022, 9:01 AM | Updated: Sep 25, 2022, 7:12 pm

              Workers Darren MacKinnon, left, and Derek Facchin cut into a fallen tree in Reserve, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles block a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles blocking part of a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Homeowner George MacDonald, left, describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fallen trees lay on a house in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles and trees are seen near homes in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston speaks with homeowner Karen Eckert, of Glace Bay, about the damage to her home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, right, gives a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as an elderly man assesses the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers clear fallen trees caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona is seen outside a school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past downed power lines and a pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as workers assess the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Rick Callaghan, of Charlottetown, stands next to his destroyed cottage near French River, P.E.I., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. After hammering Atlantic Canada, post-tropical storm Fiona moved inland in southeastern Quebec, with Environment Canada saying the storm will continue to weaken as it tracks across southeastern Labrador and over the Labrador Sea. (Brian McInnis/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston provides a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past a downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Workers Darren MacKinnon, left, and Derek Facchin cut into a fallen tree in Reserve, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles block a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles blocking part of a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Homeowner George MacDonald, left, describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fallen trees lay on a house in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles and trees are seen near homes in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston speaks with homeowner Karen Eckert, of Glace Bay, about the damage to her home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, right, gives a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as an elderly man assesses the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers clear fallen trees caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona is seen outside a school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past downed power lines and a pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as workers assess the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Rick Callaghan, of Charlottetown, stands next to his destroyed cottage near French River, P.E.I., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. After hammering Atlantic Canada, post-tropical storm Fiona moved inland in southeastern Quebec, with Environment Canada saying the storm will continue to weaken as it tracks across southeastern Labrador and over the Labrador Sea. (Brian McInnis/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston provides a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past a downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Workers Darren MacKinnon, left, and Derek Facchin cut into a fallen tree in Reserve, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles block a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles blocking part of a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Homeowner George MacDonald, left, describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fallen trees lay on a house in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles and trees are seen near homes in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston speaks with homeowner Karen Eckert, of Glace Bay, about the damage to her home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, right, gives a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as an elderly man assesses the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers clear fallen trees caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona is seen outside a school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past downed power lines and a pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as workers assess the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Rick Callaghan, of Charlottetown, stands next to his destroyed cottage near French River, P.E.I., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. After hammering Atlantic Canada, post-tropical storm Fiona moved inland in southeastern Quebec, with Environment Canada saying the storm will continue to weaken as it tracks across southeastern Labrador and over the Labrador Sea. (Brian McInnis/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston provides a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past a downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Workers Darren MacKinnon, left, and Derek Facchin cut into a fallen tree in Reserve, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles block a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles blocking part of a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Homeowner George MacDonald, left, describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fallen trees lay on a house in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles and trees are seen near homes in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston speaks with homeowner Karen Eckert, of Glace Bay, about the damage to her home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, right, gives a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as an elderly man assesses the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers clear fallen trees caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona is seen outside a school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past downed power lines and a pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as workers assess the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Rick Callaghan, of Charlottetown, stands next to his destroyed cottage near French River, P.E.I., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. After hammering Atlantic Canada, post-tropical storm Fiona moved inland in southeastern Quebec, with Environment Canada saying the storm will continue to weaken as it tracks across southeastern Labrador and over the Labrador Sea. (Brian McInnis/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston provides a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past a downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Workers Darren MacKinnon, left, and Derek Facchin cut into a fallen tree in Reserve, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles block a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles blocking part of a road in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Homeowner George MacDonald, left, describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fallen trees lay on a house in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Downed power poles and trees are seen near homes in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston speaks with homeowner Karen Eckert, of Glace Bay, about the damage to her home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, right, gives a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as an elderly man assesses the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers clear fallen trees caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona is seen outside a school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past downed power lines and a pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A downed power pole lays across a road as workers assess the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Rick Callaghan, of Charlottetown, stands next to his destroyed cottage near French River, P.E.I., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. After hammering Atlantic Canada, post-tropical storm Fiona moved inland in southeastern Quebec, with Environment Canada saying the storm will continue to weaken as it tracks across southeastern Labrador and over the Labrador Sea. (Brian McInnis/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston provides a briefing on post-tropical storm Fiona and the government response in front of a destroyed structure in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker walks past a downed power pole caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              This photo provided by Pauline Billard shows destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers (28 miles)  east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Pauline Billard via AP)
            
              Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to ministers as they speak via videoconference during a news conference on the federal government's response to Hurricane Fiona, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to ministers as they speak via videoconference during a news conference on the federal government's response to Hurricane Fiona, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to ministers as they speak via videoconference during a news conference on the federal government's response to Hurricane Fiona, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to ministers as they speak via videoconference during a news conference on the federal government's response to Hurricane Fiona, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to ministers as they speak via videoconference during a news conference on the federal government's response to Hurricane Fiona, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to ministers as they speak via videoconference during a news conference on the federal government's response to Hurricane Fiona, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fallen trees lean against a house in Sydney, N.S. as post tropical storm Fiona continues to batter the Maritimes on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.  Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history.(Vaughan Merchant /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Police block lanes of traffic as both Halifax harbor bridges were closed in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history. (Andrew Vaughan /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A young boy poses for a photo by a fallen tree in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history. (Andrew Vaughan /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A fisherman keeps watch onboard his boat at Étang-du-Nord wharf as wind and waves as caused by post-tropical storm Fiona are shown on the Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.  Strong rain and winds are lashing the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona hits as a powerful post-tropical cyclone. (Nigel Quinn /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Workers clear fallen trees and downed wires from damage caused by post tropical storm Fiona in Halifax on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.  Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history. (Darren Calabrese /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Fallen trees lean against a house in Sydney, N.S. as post tropical storm Fiona continues to batter the Maritimes on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.  Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history.(Vaughan Merchant /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Highway crews clean debris caused by post-tropical storm Fiona on the Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.Strong rain and winds are lashing the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona hits as a powerful post-tropical cyclone. (Nigel Quinn /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A Canadian flag waves in the high winds in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.   Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history.  (Andrew Vaughan /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Vehicles pass under a fallen tree in Dartmouth, N.S.  on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.   Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history.  (Andrew Vaughan /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A worker clears fallen trees and downed wires from damage caused by post tropical storm Fiona in Halifax on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.  Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history. (Darren Calabrese /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Pedestrians survey the damage in Sydney, N.S. as post tropical storm Fiona continues to batter the Maritimes on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.  Strong rains and winds lashed the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closed in early Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone, and Canadian forecasters warned it could be one of the most severe storms in the country's history.(Vaughan Merchant /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Waves coming ashore at l'Étang-du-Nord caused by post-tropical storm Fiona are shown on the Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. CStrong rain and winds are lashing the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona hits as a powerful post-tropical cyclone. (Nigel Quinn /The Canadian Press via AP)

Workers Darren MacKinnon, left, and Derek Facchin cut into a fallen tree in Reserve, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remain without power and officials are trying to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona. It swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. (Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Vaughan Merchant/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remained without power Sunday and officials said they found the body of a woman swept into the sea after former Hurricane Fiona pushed swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces.

After surging north from the Caribbean, 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.

Defense Minister Anita Anand said troops would help remove fallen trees, restore transportation links and do whatever else is required for as long as it takes. She didn’t specify how many troops would be deployed.

Fiona was blamed for at least five deaths in the Caribbean, and one death in Canada. Authorities found the body of a 73-year-old woman in the water who was missing in Channel-Port Aux Basques, a town on the southern coast of Newfoundland.

Police said the woman was inside her residence moments before a wave struck the home Saturday morning, tearing away a portion of the basement. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a release on social media that with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard, as other rescue teams her body woman was recovered late Sunday afternoon.

“Living in coastal communities we know what can happen and tragically the sea has taken another from us,” said Gudie Hutchings, the Member of Parliament from Newfoundland.

As of Sunday, more than 252,000 Nova Scotia Power customers and over 82,000 Maritime Electric customers in the province of Prince Edward Island — about 95% of the total — remained in the dark. So were more than 20,600 homes and businesses in New Brunswick.

More than 415,000 Nova Scotia Power customers — about 80% in the province of almost 1 million people — had been affected by outages Saturday.

Utility companies say it could be days before the lights are back on for everyone.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Amanda McDougall said Sunday that over 200 people were in temporary shelters. Over 70 roads were completely inaccessible in her region. She said she couldn’t count the number of homes damaged in her own neighborhood.

She said it was critical for the military to arrive and help clear debris, noting that the road to the airport is inaccessible and the tower has significant damage.

McDougall said it is amazing there are no injuries.

“People listened to the warnings and did what they were supposed to do and this was the result,” she said

Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King said that over 100 military personnel would arrive Sunday to assist in recovery efforts. Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday. He said many bridges are destroyed.

“The magnitude and severity of the damage is beyond anything that we’ve seen in our province’s history,” King said, and that it would take a “herculean effort by thousands of people” to recover over the coming days and weeks.

Kim Griffin, a spokeswoman for Prince Edward Island’s electricity provider, said it would likely take “many days” to restore power across the island. She added that she was “terrified” that people could be injured or killed by downed power lines as they tried to clean up the storm damage.

Entire structures were washed into the sea as raging surf pounded Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland.

“This is not a one-day situation where we can all go back to normal,” Mayor Brian Button said on social media. Unfortunately, this is going to take days, it could take weeks, it could take months in some cases.”

Much of the town of 4,000 had been evacuated and Button said asked for patience as officials identify where and when people can safely go home. He noted that some residents are showing up at barricades angry and wanting to return.

In Puerto Rico, too, officials were still struggling to grasp the scope of damage and to repair the devastation caused when Fiona hit the U.S. territory a week ago.

As of Sunday, about 45% of Puerto Rico’s 1.47 million power customers remained in the dark, and 20% of 1.3 million water customers had no service as workers struggled to reach submerged power substations and fix downed lines.

Gas stations, grocery stores and other businesses had temporarily shut down due to lack of fuel for generators: The National Guard first dispatched fuel to hospitals and other critical infrastructure.

“We’re starting from scratch,” said Carmen Rivera as she and her wife mopped up water and threw away their damaged appliances, adding to piles of rotting furniture and soggy mattresses lining their street in Toa Baja, which had flooded.

Officials across Eastern Canada also were assessing the scope of damage caused by the storm, which had moved inland over southeastern Quebec.

Mike Savage, mayor of Halifax, said the roof of an apartment building collapsed in Nova Scotia’s biggest city and officials had moved 100 people to an evacuation center. He said no one was seriously hurt.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre tweeted that Fiona had the lowest pressure — a key sign of storm strength — ever recorded for a storm making landfall in Canada.

“We’re getting more severe storms more frequently,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said more resilient infrastructure is needed to withstand extreme weather events.

Peter MacKay, a former foreign and defense minister who lives in Nova Scotia, said he had never seen anything to match Fiona, with winds raging through the night and into the afternoon.

“We had put everything we could out of harm’s way, but the house got hammered pretty hard. Lost lots of shingles, heavy water damage in ceilings, walls, our deck is destroyed. A garage that I was building blew away,” MacKay said in an email to The Associated Press.

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Associated Press writers Dánica Coto in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Stephen Groves in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, contributed to this report.

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