Update at 7 a.m.: 1,762 tornado victims registered
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Ville de Gatineau
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Update at 7 a.m.: 1,762 tornado victims registered

Gatineau, September 28, 2018, at 7 a.m. – Last night, 136 people were put up in local hotels, and 36 stayed at the Centre communautaire Père-Arthur-Guertin. To date, 1,762 tornado victims have registered at the victims centre.
Gatineau thanks everyone for their tremendous generosity. Only personal hygiene products and non-perishable goods are being accepted at this point. Cooked foods cannot be accepted.

Services to victims

Forwarded mail – Temporary sites

Tornado victims can pick up their mail at one of two temporary Canada Post sites as follows:
- 120 rue Edmonton: Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 16 rue Bériault: Monday to Friday, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
- To get their mail forwarded free of charge by Canada Post, tornado victims must register at the Canada Post / Mail Forwarding address. They can also do so in person at any Canada Post outlet or at the victms centre.
- Valid government-issued photo ID will be requested when picking up mail.

Registration and location of tornado victims

Tornado victims who have not yet registered at the victims centre can do so by calling 1-800-863-6582.
To find out whether someone has registered at the victims centre, call the 311 non-urgent call centre. For calls from outside Gatineau, use the 1-866-299-2002 toll-free number.

Donations and assistance from residents

Residents can also drop off donations at the former Sears location on the ground floor of Galeries de Hull until 8 p.m. (320 boulevard. Saint-Joseph, Hull sector). Again, only personal hygiene and non-perishable goods will be accepted.
Donations of materials that can be distributed directly to the victims should be addressed to the Salvation Army at 1-438-888-9715 or through retablissement@armeedusalut.ca.
Residents wishing to help the tornado victims can make a cash donation through the Red Cross at www.gatineau.ca/croix-rouge.
Businesses wishing to offer their services are asked to contact the Service des approvisionnements de la Ville de Gatineau at 819-243-2315.
Gatineau thanks residents for their tremendous generosity.

Distribution of donations to the victims

Donations will be distributed from noon to 8 p.m. until Friday at the former Sears location on the ground floor of Galeries de Hull (320 boulevard Saint-Joseph, Hull sector).
Special STO shuttles will be available to take tornado victims to and from the distribution location. They will depart from the centre communautaire Père-Arthur-Guertin, at 16 rue Bériault.


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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Director,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
@JeanBoileau

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 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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