Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm – A series of thunderstorms begin to wreak havoc in Quebec after a bad quarter of an hour in Ontario.
Towards the end of the afternoon, thunderstorms reached the Outloys area. The wind was blowing at a speed of 90 km per hour at Catino Airport.
Thousands of fractures
The strong wind that blew with them quickly damaged the electrical network. At about 7:30 p.m., there were more than 540,000 fractures across the province, and more than 120,000 located in Outoice. But the Laurentians area quickly overcame it with 180,000 breaks. Many trees were uprooted or damaged. Broken branches have damaged the surrounding infrastructure. Hail also fell in the area.
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Heavy thunderstorms also lashed the northern part of the river. Particularly in Mauritius, near Saint-Barnabé, 2 cm of hail fell.
In the field of Masson-Angers, in Gatineau, a couple were surprised by thunderstorms while traveling on the Ottawa River. The two went down to the river. The people of the area brought them ashore. Unfortunately, the 51-year-old woman could not be resuscitated.
In the afternoon, the Environment Canada released a hurricane monitoring for the Center-to-Quebec, Estre and Capitol-National areas. However, just before 5pm, the organization noted on Doppler radar that it had detected “a possible hurricane near Rowden heading north of Joliet”. However, just before 8pm, the previous day was over.
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