Checking in, three weeks after the storm
Three weeks to the day that tornadoes tore through our region, destroying homes, downing trees and power lines, and casting thousands into darkness, the Citizen’s Jean Levac revisited some of the hardest-hit communities Friday. What he found were landscapes dramatically changed, neighbourhoods in transition, some duct-taping the pieces back together, with residents of Ottawa and Gatineau, as always, carrying on.
Only the foundation remains of a Dunrobin-area house as workers clear the site.
A low-rise apartment was removed after being hit by the tornado in the Mont-Bleu area of Gatineau.
Apartment windows and doors in Mont-Bleu are boarded up, but the building is habitable.
A man empties the contents of a low-rise apartment in the Mont-Bleu area.
A mover removes personal belongings from a house in the tornado-devastated Dunrobin area.
A tornado-damaged roof in the Craig Henry area is replaced.