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60K without power a week after deadly storm hit eastern Canada | Nation World News

Today, more than 60,000 homes in both provinces have no electricity, a week after strong wind and thunderstorms swept through Ontario and Quebec.

At least 11 people died during or after last Saturday’s storm, as trees fell, power lines were snapped and there was heavy property damage.

In Ontario, Hydro One reports more than 23,000 are without electricity today, mainly in the eastern part of the province.

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Hydro Ottawa says 19,000 customers are still without electricity.

Meanwhile, Hydro-Québec says there are just over 18,000 without electricity in the province, mainly in the Outouis region, Laurentian and Lanaudier in western Quebec.

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Environment Canada said last weekend’s severe weather included a derecho – a rare widespread thunderstorm associated with thunderstorms – that developed near Sarnia, Ont., and headed northeast across the province, ending in Quebec City. Has gone.


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