[Non-ceph]: 2018 Weather

DWhatley

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This is the best video from the tornado. If you don't speak French, then you won't notice the swear words :)
That's French? :concern:
I wonder if your neighbor's home owners insurance will pay for his new roof :gigas:

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.
 

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That's French? :concern:
Yep. If you hear a Quebecker talking church words, it's not religion...

I wonder if your neighbor's home owners insurance will pay for his new roof :gigas:
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.

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.
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.

Canada gets more tornadoes than any country in the world except the USA. But Canada has more empty space than the USA, so while they are common enough, it's quite rare that they land on anything that anyone cares about, so you don't hear about them much. So while it's not like the USA, it's a very real danger from Alberta to Quebec.

That said, as a child in Niagara, I remember doing tornado drills in school, and hearing the horns go off. Here in Ottawa, there's been 2-3 tornadoes in the general area every year, sometimes more. They just don't hit the populated area very often (greater Ottawa is about 1.4 million people).
 

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