Indeed, the nearest tornado passed within 400m of my house - it was the same tornado that landed about 3 miles away, tore up a neighbourhood where a friend lives, blew up the electrical substation that connects that part of the city to the electric grid, then ripped up a business district, picked up for about half a mile, set down again in the forest behind my house (missing a second electrical station), and chewing up a couple of neighbourhoods. If I'd been looking out the kitchen window instead of the front window (I was trying to see the Gatineau tornado), I would have seen that *VERY* close by tornado as it ripped through the forest and tore up the row houses just to the south of me.I hope anyone in Ontario is safe. @anothersquid is the only member that I know of. He has reported on Facebook that the tornado came down within about 3 miles from his neighborhood but that it skipped doing direct damage there. He did need to set up his generator because of a longer term power outage.
That's French?This is the best video from the tornado. If you don't speak French, then you won't notice the swear words :)
Yep. If you hear a Quebecker talking church words, it's not religion...That's French?
In my neighbourhood, probably. Over in Gatineau, people are less affluent, so there are a lot of people who have lost everything due to no insurance.I wonder if your neighbor's home owners insurance will pay for his new roof
Thanks. One of the little benefits of being security people is that we have some preparations :) We now have a shelter in our basement that accommodates birds.Truthfully, though I am glad you and Beth (and the birbs) are OK and hope that it does not take too long for people's lives to get back together. The mental tole must be extreme. Are tornadoes common in Quebec? They are here (mostly in March) but in 50 years, this year was the closest I ever came to one. It was never an official torndo but the probably wind shear took out a lot of trees and the trees took out a lot of roofs. One house was totalled but nothing like what you just went through.