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P.E.I. dunes may not recover from ‘striking’ Fiona damage before next storm: experts – National
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P.E.I. dunes may not recover from ‘striking’ Fiona damage before next storm: experts – National

Churning waters and wind gusts exceeding 100 kilometres per hour powered by post-tropical storm Fiona gnawed through large parts of Prince Edward Island National Park in September, leaving behind a changed coastline. Experts worry the beaches and sand dunes may not have enough time to recover before the next storm hits.Parks Canada spokesman James Eastham described the damage from Fiona as “very striking” and “quite obvious.”“Based off of our initial assessments, there’s between three and 10 metres of coastal erosion in various locations around the park,” he said, adding that it’s too early to get a complete portrait of the attrition of dunes and upheaval of wildlife habitat caused by Fiona.Following the storm, much of the area in and around the communities of Cavendish-North Rust...