Monday, 17 December, 2018

Tens of thousands without power following tornado in Ottawa region

A tornado on Friday afternoon tore roofs off of homes overturned cars and felled power lines in the Ottawa community of Dunrobin and in Gatineau Tornado destroys houses near Canadian capital Ottawa
Frank Williams | 26 September, 2018, 09:48

This aerial and ground footage shows the destruction in parts of Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec, after the tornado touched down.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford toured Dunrobin on Sunday and pledged the province's full support to Ottawa residents recovering from Friday's tornadoes as he met with some of those hardest hit.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board announced citywide closures for Monday, citing power outages and extensive damage across the city. On the Ottawa side, 51 homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and this neighbourhood saw the "brunt of the damage", said Mayor Jim Watson. Trees were blown through roofs, vehicles were crushed by debris and tipped over by the wind, and an entire row of hydro poles was toppled on Greenbank Road, one of the city's main thoroughfares.

The roofs were torn off a school and several apartment buildings, he said, estimating about 1,500 people have been displaced.

Officials warned people not to re-enter their homes until they had been deemed safe as firefighters went door-to-door to determine whether structures were still sound.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that he had spoken to the mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau and offered federal help with the storm recovery.

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"Throughout the weekend, our crews have worked tirelessly to get the lights back and we believe the majority of customers will have their power back by tonight", Hydro One COO Greg Kiraly said in a release.

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out, but as of Sunday morning, the Hydro Ottawa and Hydro Quebec websites reported the number had been reduced to fewer than 80,000 - 70,000 in the Ottawa area and 8,300 in the Outaouais region, which encompasses Gatineau.

Shawna Tregunna tweeted a photo of pancakes saying she was cooking up hot meals all day. More than 3,000 people were fed hot meals on Saturday at a community centre in the suburb or Barrhaven.

"The worst, I think, is over, but there is the potential for more", Kimbell said of the Ottawa region.

On Saturday night, the province announced it would activate a program offering emergency help beyond what private insurance covers to people affected by the tornadoes in Ottawa. Hydro workers have arrived from other parts of the province to help fix the electrical grid.

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