AREA TORNADOES: How you can help

25 Septembre, 2018, 19:41 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Tornade dans la région d'Ottawa une

The second tornado was classified as a high end EF-2 with wind speeds of up 137mph and it hit the neighborhood of Arlington Woods in Ottawa.

This has also caused damage to properties with downed trees and powerlines.

In all, hundreds of homes in the Ottawa were either partially damaged or c Nicole Lowden was out collecting personal items blown away by the tornado that touched down in Dunrobin on Friday. As of Sunday afternoon that number had fallen to about 70,000, according to Hydro Ottawa CEO Bryce Conrad. He has compared the damage to the city's power grid as being on the magnitude of the debilitating ice storm of 1998. "This is all replaceable", said Wingrove, who was able to find her birth certificate among the debris. A key transformer station in the city was destroyed in the storm and it will be several days before many homes are back online.

The city is asking residents to avoid damaged areas and stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

"The real work for those families that have lost everything will be many, many months", Watson added.

The province will "spare no expense" to help affected areas, Ford said before heading into the high school to talk with people gathered in a makeshift shelter in the gym.

The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to a small businesses, farms or not-for-profit organizations.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford pledged the province's full support to Ottawa residents recovering from Friday's tornadoes.

"It's heartbreaking to say the least", Ford told reporters Sunday afternoon.

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Mr. Johnson and his partner, Pam Cogan, were at home Friday when the tornado warning sounded on their cellphones.

I especially want to thank the first responders and hydro crews who have been working around the clock to help people.

Shawna Tregunna tweeted a photo of pancakes saying she was cooking up hot meals all day.

"A lot of us have never seen anything like it", he said of the destruction.

Friday's tornadoes and thunderstorms in eastern Ontario caused power outages to approximately 400,000 customers, Hydro One said Sunday night.

Another person who's noticed the generosity of the community is Todd Nicholson, who lives in the hardest hit area of Dunrobin.

"The community is going to come together".

'I have got a beer fridge that's sitting in my garage - that is the only thing that is untouched - but everything else has gone, ' Nicholson said. "The Ottawa Senators hockey club and their fans at home", the club said in a statement.

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