July 3, 2022

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Aftermath of the storm: Significant damage in many parts of Quebec

After the storm, significant damage was seen in many parts of Quebec, as many Quebecs testified.

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Apparently, many electrical installations were damaged, but not trees, houses and vehicles. TVA Nouvelles visited the affected areas and inspected the situation.

Laurentians

The Laurentians region won the Palme d’Or in terms of electricity. In addition, numerous damages were reported, especially in Saint-Jérôme where roofs were torn down, trees were broken and debris was blown away by the wind.

For Richard Debien, a resident of Saint-Jérôme, the storm hit like never before on Saturday. “It started to blow very hard, the trees were lying on the ground. The roof of the house next door fell off my edge and a big tree fell, carrying the power lines. It hit hard. At the height of the storm my 20-foot firewood head hit the ground,” he explained.

The road is blocked by debris and trees. Residents in the affected areas are being asked to stay home if they can allow municipal and hydro-Quebec workers to do their work.

Outtoys

Mother Nature showed no mercy in Outa, while the storm caused the death of a woman in Katino.

Impressive images captured on Fassett look like the steepness of the Saint-Fidel Church was actually carried away by the wind.

Lonadier

The Lanaudière area, which has suffered a staggering number of fractures, was the scene of an astonishing scene as the roof of a school went up in the air.

The roof of Saint-Bernadette School in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes was partially torn by the wind. Damage was high at the gymnasium level, but debris and insulation wool was found at the school.

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National Capital

Despite the low resistances in the sector, the capital-National region was not spared from bad weather.

In total, Quebec City officials calculated 35 interventions with hazardous structures and 77 interventions of electrical hazard type. Most of the damage is caused by fallen poles and uprooted trees.

A building in Limoilou was particularly affected. At 7:15 p.m., when the roof of the building was torn down, several citizens called 911 by a neighbor.

The building, which housed 72 apartments, had to be vacated. Some of the occupants of the first four floors were able to return to their homes. However, residents of the three high-rise sites will not be able to return to their homes because water intrusion has occupied the apartments.

Visitors to the scene admitted that there were painful moments when they saw the storm rise and took refuge in the basement.

Another woman interviewed believes the warning she received before the storm started probably saved her life because it gave her time to seek refuge and avoid the worst.

Fire protection services said there were no injuries.