PHOTOS: Arduous cleanup for Atlantic Canada after Fiona's destruction

Downed trees and power lines resulted in widespread power outages after post-tropical storm Fiona tore a path of destruction across a good portion of Atlantic Canada.

Atlantic Canada faces a long recovery from Fiona’s historic blow after the storm roared ashore in Nova Scotia early Saturday morning.

The storm made landfall on Nova Scotia’s Canso Peninsula before sunrise Saturday with a verified minimum pressure of 932.6 mb, making Fiona the deepest low-pressure system ever recorded on Canadian soil.

Fierce winds, heavy rainfall, coastal flooding and storm surge all resulted in significant damage across Atlantic Canada. Many roads remain blocked by fallen trees and Nova Scotia Power says power outages could last for several days.


More than half a million homes and businesses across Atlantic Canada lost power at the height of the storm. Power is slowly returning to regions across Atlantic Canada, including P.E.I., where, at one point on Saturday afternoon, 95 per cent of the island was without power.

On Saturday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that Ottawa has approved a request for aid from Nova Scotia and the Canadian Armed Forces will be deployed to assist with relief efforts.

While the worst of the storm is thankfully behind us, another system moving in Monday could drop additional rainfall and gusty winds in areas hit hard by Fiona, likely to delay the start of cleanup for some.

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See below for a look at the impacts in Atlantic Canada after Fiona’s landfall:

New Brunswick flooding from Fiona/Submitted

Flooded trailer park in New Brunswick. (Kelly McKean/Submitted)

Halifax, N.S., damage from Fiona/Nate Coleman

Halifax, N.S., damage. (Nathan Coleman/The Weather Network)

WATCH: P.E.I. surveys damage on Sunday morning from Fiona

Charlottetown, P.E.I., damage/Submitted

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

WATCH: Quarter million without power in N.S. Sunday morning

With files from CBC News