July 3, 2022

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The storm corrected upwards, killing nine people in Ontario and Quebec

Heavy thunderstorms across eastern Canada on Saturday cut off electricity to 900,000 homes, especially in the Ottawa area, killing at least nine people, according to Global News.

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Violent winds of up to 140km / h in eastern Canada from the center of the United States on Saturday summed up the national weather on Sunday, stressing that this was a rare event referred to as ‘Terego’.

“This storm is about 1000 km long, from Michigan to Maine”, the US states located in the center and northeast of the country, respectively, extending through the Canadian provinces of “Ontario and Quebec”, which is a summary of local radio David Phillips. Federal Ministry of Environment.

“It’s called a terracotta: a long line of thunderstorms and microbursts,” explained the famous scientist.

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The federal capital, Ottawa, was particularly affected, with thousands of homes still dark on Sunday evening, while the streets were still covered with branches and a variety of objects.

“The last 24 hours have been very difficult,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told a news conference Sunday afternoon, urging his fellow citizens to “remain optimistic despite the challenges of this summer’s devastation.”

Local officials said it would take several days to clear all blocked streets and roads and return to normalcy.

According to online readings from local energy providers Hydro One and Hydro-Quebec, about 300,000 homes, especially in the Ottawa and Laurentian areas (north of Montreal), were still without electricity on Sunday evening.