On Sept. 21st, severe windstorms and tornadoes tore through the Ottawa area and left victims without food, shelter, and power.
A total of 6 tornadoes wreaked havoc on thousands of homes in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, with the most devastating one hitting Dunrobin and Mont-Bleu at 265 km/h.
While there haven’t been any reported deaths, tens of thousands of residents remain without electricity, and city officials report that about 1,600 housing units have been damaged or destroyed.
At this time, the Canadian Red Cross and local charities are responding and helping victims recover from the wreckage. Those who wish to help may donate to the following organizations that are providing food, shelter, clothing, and other items much needed supplies:
- Canadian Red Cross
- Ottawa Community Housing Foundation
- The Bethany Hope Centre
- The Ottawa Food Bank
- Kanata Food Cupboard
- Ottawa Humane Society