Check­ing in, three weeks af­ter the storm

Ottawa Citizen - - NEWS -

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.

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