According to the public utility’s Twitter account, over 200 teams were deployed and 95% of the original 165,000 customers have had their power restored as of Monday morning.
The heavily affected tornado-damaged regions of Outaouais, the Laurentides, Abitibi Témiscamingue and Gatineau dealt with severe winds that were officially categorized as a tornado by Environment Canada.
Fortunately, despite wide-spread damage, only minor injuries were reported.
Locals who were caught in Friday’s storm took to social media to show the terrifying power of the tornado.
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As of Sunday afternoon, all of the hotels in Outaouais were fully booked and stores were closed in the aftermath of the tornado.
The tornado-struck cities of Quebec are being surveyed and a final estimation of how much repairs will cost has yet to be determined.