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PHOTOS: Fiona strikes the East Coast, cuts power and damages homes

Saturday, September 24th 2022, 1:01 pm - Hundreds of thousands of customers are without power as post-tropical cyclone Fiona continues to sweep across Atlantic Canada, toppling power lines, trees and damaging homes. A town in Newfoundland is under a state of emergency after significant damage was reported

Post-tropical cyclone Fiona will continue impacting Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec with heavy rainfall and powerful hurricane force winds through Saturday.

An upper-level trough swinging over Eastern Canada forced the storm to transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone late Friday night, allowing the storm’s wind field to grow in size as it smashed into the Atlantic provinces Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands are still without power Saturday, with more to be expected as the storm pushes farther across the region.

As a result of the ongoing storm, which has caused widespread power outages, structural damage and road closures, Cape Breton has declared a local state of emergency, the regional municipality stated on Twitter.

In Newfoundland, some residents in Port aux Basques have been forced to evacuate and some have lost their homes -- including a two-storey apartment building. Everything east of the town hall is under an emergency evacuation order due to post-tropical storm Fiona.

For an in-depth look at the Fiona's track and expected impacts, read our forecast here.

Below is a look at some of the impacts so far.


Power Outages as of 1:25 p.m. ADT/1:55 p.m. NDT:


Charlottetown, P.E.I., damage/Submitted (Jessica Mills)

WATCH: Storm surge comes 'out of nowhere' on Cape Breton

Jaclyn Whittal: Charlottetown, PEI. Hurricane Fiona. Downed Tree. Sept 24, 2022 Charlottetown, PEI (Jaclyn Whittal/The Weather Network)

Nathan Coleman: Downed tree in Halifax following hurricane Fiona landfall. Sept 24, 2022 Powerful winds cause large tree to come down on Main Avenue in Halifax, N.S. (Nathan Coleman/The Weather Network)

WATCH: Record winds batter reporter on Iles-de-la-Madeleine

With files from CBC News.

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