Post-tropical storm Fiona hit eastern Quebec early Saturday morning, forcing evacuations and road closures in the Magdalen Islands, which remains under a state of emergency.
Speaking at a news conference Saturday, the acting mayor of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Richard Leblanc, said several evacuations took place overnight and early this morning.
“The night is finished, but the storm isn’t over,” Leblanc said.
He said 22 people have been evacuated thus far, including six who were able to find shelter with family. Four sites are available for anyone who has been displaced, Leblanc said, underlining that they have more capacity, if necessary.
While winds died down slightly midday Saturday, Leblanc said they’re expected
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