'Leave now' says Canadian mayor as hurricane hits

STORY: "My only message to you people right now, is it if you don't leave now, we may not be able to get you out of there when we really need to, so you need to go now," Mayor Button warned his citizens.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was now in the Gulf of St. Lawrence after racing through Nova Scotia. Reports of downed trees and power lines were widespread in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.