Power Restored For Thousands In Ottawa After Tornadoes

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : September 24, 2018 9:26

Hydro Ottawa crews managed to restore power to thousands of customers overnight, two days after tornadoes struck the National Capital Region.

As of 7:30 a.m. ET Monday, only about 3,600 customers remained without power in the Nepean area. At 11 p.m. Sunday, the number without power in Ottawa was about 33,000.

The last few thousand customers without power in Arlington Woods, Craig Henry, Leslie Park, Centrepointe, Manordale and Sheahan Estates will require a more individualized response, according to Joseph Muglia, Hydro Ottawa’s director of distribution operations.

On Monday, Hydro Ottawa crews and external contractors will be out “in full force” doing line checks and looking into the issues at individual properties.

Just outside Ottawa in Hydro One territory, about 1,800 customers remained without power east of Belleville, as of 7:30 a.m.

In the Outaouais, Hydro Québec reported that about 3,100 customers were without power as of 7:30 a.m.

Ottawa residents who have been affected by the power outage and are in need of food, water and shelter can call 311 and select option 4.

In Dunrobin, 53 buildings are either destroyed, unsalvageable or require major repairs about 80 volunteers were being paired up with firefighters on Monday to board up windows and doors in the heaviest-hit areas, according to Coun. Eli El-Chantiry.

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