Post-tropical storm Fiona wreaks havoc on Eastern Canada: Photos

Hurricane Fiona, later downgraded to a post-tropical storm, slammed Eastern Canada on Saturday, wreaking havoc on hundreds of thousands of people.

Intense winds and torrential rains washed away homes and knocked out power in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec's Magdalen Islands.

Amid the storm, some communities declared a state of emergency, including Port aux Basques in Newfoundland.

"What's actually happening here is total devastation," Port aux Basques Mayor Brian Button told CBC News.

"We are going to force people out of their homes if we need to. They need to go. ... I'm telling you, it is a mess out there."

Fiona also destroyed several famous landmarks in Atlantic Canada. P.E.I.'s iconic Teacup Rock at Thunder Cove Beach is gone after the post-tropical storm Fiona. It was one of the Island's most photographed rock formations.

The 300-year-old red oak tree. that stood alone in a field along highway 102 in Nova Scotia was also destroyed. Known as the Stewiacke or Shubie tree or sometimes simply "the tree," it had captivated Nova Scotians with its serene, solitary presence, seen by many as a welcoming sentinel on the commute between Truro and Halifax.