Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Atlantic Canada late on Friday, and the damage it made was substantial.
Hundreds of customers along the Eastern coast suffered power outages, and the town of Port aux Basques in Newfoundland has declared a state of emergency.
Port aux Basques Mayor Brian Button posted a video on his Facebook, pleading with residents to stay off the streets unless an evacuation order is issued. He said too many people are walking around town now and taking pictures.
Fiona made landfall in Nova Scotia shortly after 4 a.m. AT between Canso and Guysborough.
“It’s been a wild night. … We’ve had hurricanes here in Nova Scotia and in Maritime Canada before, but this one is pretty bad. A lot of uprooted trees, power outages all over the place, and our bridges and our connections to transit are all closed out,” Halifax Mayor Mike Savage told CNN.
As of 10:45 a.m. AT, more than 405,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were without electricity. The company says it has more than 525,000 customers. It said people can go the utility’s outage map for estimated restoration times.
P.E.I.’s Maritime Electric said more than 82,000 out of a possible 86,000 customers were without power.