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UPDATED: Historic Storm Devastates Maritimes

By News Sep 24, 2022 | 9:00 AM

(Photo: submitted)

It was a sleepless night for many across Atlantic Canada.

As post-tropical storm Fiona continues on its path barreling through Newfoundland and Labrador, the devastation can already be seen in parts of Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and New Brunswick.

There are widespread outages in all three provinces as a result of high winds and heavy rain that began Friday night.

As of 5pm. Saturday, there were more than 44,000 NB Power customers without electricity.


The high winds have brought down branches, trees and power lines, and flooding is extensive in some areas.

The highest wind gusts recorded in New Brunswick were in Greater Moncton at 100 kilometres an hour, and Miscou Island at 108 kilometres an hour.

In PEI, gusts of 126 km/h were noted in Summerside, 131 km/h in Stanhope and 120 km/n at the Charlottetown Airport, 120 km/h.

Photos show parts of Shediac, Pointe-du-Chene and Cocagne, including campgrounds and roads underwater.

The Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island closed to all traffic just before 1 a.m. with winds of up to 156 kilometres an hour reported at one point.

Images of the destruction are being shared across social media, with many showing damaged power lines, flooding, and other storm-related damage.

The former hurricane has now been reclassified as a post-tropical storm.

Cape Breton, NS (Photo submitted, Jon Burke–car wash on Gannon/Reserve St)

With files from Allan Dearing, Tara Clow and Steve MacArthur


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