After Fiona: storm recovery begins as police confirm first fatality
After Fiona: storm recovery begins as police confirm first fatality

By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction across Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a devastated coastal town in western Newfoundland learned one of their own was its first confirmed fatality. As Fiona descended on Port aux Basques on Saturday, churning out 130-kilometre-per-hour wind gusts, police received reports that two women had been pulled into the ocean as their homes collapsed under the weight of an invading surge. One woman was rescued by local residents, but RCMP confirmed on Sunday that the second woman had died after being swept out to sea. Mounties said the 73-year-old woman’s body was recovered from the water more than 24 hours after a massive wave struck her home, tearing away part of the

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