A damaging derecho swept through southern Ontario and Quebec Saturday, toppling trees and power lines, overturning cars, cutting electricity and even tossing debris through windows. The storms have resulted in at least eight deaths.
Eight deaths. That number is shockingly low considering that cars were flipped, trees were uprooted, and powerlines went down.
A few minutes before it hit, the sun was completely covered, the light dimmed like it was 9 p.m. Then, all the windows started rattling. I looked outside and saw birds attempting to sit still but the wind knocked them away. The maximal level wind and rain lasted about five minutes; we, fortunately, didn't get the worst.
Looks like a coastal city getting hit by a hurricane!
When home is not safe:
Hoping everyone is OK after the storm. We were @BonEchoPP. My husband and I sought shelter in the Visitor Center. Our friends & their 2 kids made it to their car. We are home as we were sleeping in hammocks which were soaked. Today the park is being evacuated. #grateful #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/742zfnsZfA— Stephanie Moga (@smogaOttawa) May 22, 2022
A real estate "paper cut":
Caught this awesome lightning Strike from the air, Whitney Ontario, East of Algonquin park, should I say more? @weathernetwork @KMacTWN @MurphTWN @StormhunterTWN @Onstormtracker @ONStormChasing @NatGeoPhotos @NatGeo @ngadventure #thunderstorms #lightning #drone #weather #ONstorm pic.twitter.com/KSPNhLqnVq— Dash8 Aerial Photography (@Dash8Aerial) May 15, 2022