Washed Away: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV930
Producing Agencies: CTV Television
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Current Events, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2023
Running Time: 21:42
Few will forget post-tropical storm Fiona, battering the east coast of Canada in the Fall of 2022. From Cape Breton to Charlottetown, Halifax to Port aux Basques, Canadians were caught between downed power lines and trees, with harrowing stories of narrow escapes from the rising waters.
Some homes were completely submerged, and carried out to sea. One woman in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, tragically lost her life this way. Two other people in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island also died during the storm. An initial catastrophe estimate pegs the damage at $660 million, the most costly weather event to ever hit Atlantic Canada.
Climate experts say there are more storms like Fiona on the horizon, so homeowners have to be prepared to adapt. Post tropical storm Fiona showed how quickly Canadians can be displaced by climate change. W5 looks into whether more people living in vulnerable areas will have to consider moving in the years to come.
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