Toronto: A state of emergency has been imposed in eastern Canada due to storms and torrential rain, while millions of homes are without power.
According to media reports, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec’s Magdalene Islands are affected by Cyclone Fayona.
In some areas, the wind speed reached hundreds of kilometers per hour, which uprooted trees and damaged roofs of houses and shops in commercial areas.
Evacuation has also been ordered in some areas, and a woman has been confirmed missing along the coast. More severe weather is forecast in Atlantic Canada and southern Quebec.