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Update at 7 a.m.: Tornado victims continue to receive help
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Update at 7 a.m.: Tornado victims continue to receive help

Gatineau, September 25, 2018, at 7 a.m. – On day five after the tornado hit Gatineau, the number of people receiving assistance with accommodations has dropped. Last night, 170 people were put up for the night. Of those, 121 stayed at the victims' centre, and 49 at a hotel.

In order to increase the amount of storage space and because of the generosity of Gatineau residents, today's distribution of donations will be relocated to the Galeries de Hull.

Services to victims

A victims' centre and an accommodations centre have been set up at the Centre communautaire Père-Arthur-Guertin (16 rue Bériault).
To date, 1,479 residents have registered at the victims' centre.
Last night, 121 people stayed at the accommodations centre, and 49 at a hotel.
Yesterday, 301 people received assistance with accommodations. Of those, 57 stayed at the centre, and 244 at a hotel.
Tornado victims who have not yet registered at the victims' centre can do so by calling 1-800-863-6582.

Distribution of donations to victims

Donations will now be distributed from the former Sears location on the ground floor of Galeries de Hull (320 boul. Saint-Joseph, Hull sector).
Victims picking up donations should use the Sears entrance located in the underground parking of Galeries de Hull near rue Montclair.
- Today (Tuesday, September 25): from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- As of Wednesday, September 26, and until Friday, September 28: from noon to 8 p.m.
Clothing and personal hygiene products will be distributed to the homeless victims. Tornado victims who have been able to reintegrate their homes can come and get non-perishable food.
The redistribution is being managed by our partners:
- Clothing (Saint-Vincent-de-Paul)
- Non-perishable food and personal hygiene products (Moisson Outaouais)

Information meetings with victims who are not insured

There will be two meetings (with the Red Cross) today (Tuesday, September 25) for victims who are not insured: at 2 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. in salle Jean-Despréz of Maison du citoyen (25 rue Laurier, Hull sector).
The STO will provide transportation 30 minutes before the meeting from the victims' centre at 16 rue Bériault (centre communautaire Père-Arthur-Guertin

Donations and assistance from residents

Residents wishing to help the tornado victims can drop off donations at the former Sears location on the ground floor of Galeries de Hull (320 boul. Saint-Joseph, Hull sector).
Donations should be dropped off at door 5 inside the mall. They will be accepted during Galeries de Hull business hours.
We have more than enough clothing and toys. Personal hygiene products and non-perishable goods are appreciated. Baby items (powdered milk, diapers, wipes) are in demand.
Residents wishing to help the tornado victims can make a cash donation through the Red Cross at
Thank you for your generosity.

Status report

The clean-up of the affected perimeter in the Mont-Bleu area is still underway.
All streets within the perimeter are accessible.
Police are continuing to patrol the affected area day and night.


Associated link

Tornado and high winds of September 21, 2018

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Ville de Gatineau
Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 291 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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