The storms that hit Canada on Saturday (21) killed at least five people and damaged the structure of cities in the Ontario region.
According to a bulletin from the meteorological service, there is also a group of injured people and at least 350,000 people have been left without power due to damage to the transmission network.
“A very strong chain of storms developed near Sarnia late Saturday morning and tracked northeast over southern Ontario toward Ottawa Saturday afternoon. Gusty winds were reported across a wide swath of southern Ontario as the strong storms passed,” the preliminary report said.
The winds reached more than 130 km/h, knocking down poles, uprooting trees and destroying houses. Residents share images of the damage on social networks with #ONStorm, at the request of the weather service. (see below)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on social media on Sunday.
“The storms that swept across Ontario and Quebec yesterday caused severe damage, claimed many lives and left many people without power. We are thinking of all those affected and thanking the teams working to restore power – we stand ready to provide federal support if needed. .” Trudeau said.
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