Update at 4:30 p.m.: Continuing with the clean-up, and preparing for the reconstruction
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Update at 4:30 p.m.: Continuing with the clean-up, and preparing for the reconstruction

Gatineau, September 24, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. – The affected area is now open, and all streets are accessible. Police are continuing to patrol the area day and night.

Residents wishing to help the tornado victims can make a cash donation to the Red Cross through www.gatineau.ca/croix-rouge.

Status report

So far, out of 212 buildings evacuated, 205 have been returned to the owners. The reintegration is being overseen by the Gatineau fire department.
Gatineau has mandated the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ) to provide building structure engineering support. This service has been offered to the owners of all heavily damaged buildings in the affected area.
An external assessment of 55 buildings is currently underway.
1,379 residents have registered at the victims' centre, including 437 families.

Services to victims

1,379 residents have registered at the victims' centre, including 437 families.
Tornado victims who have not yet registered at the victims' centre can now do so by calling 1-800-863-6582.
Tornado victims can shower at the following facilities today:
- Centre aquatique Paul-Pelletier (325 chemin Aylmer): until 9 p.m.
- Centre sportif (850 boul. de la Gappe): until 10 p.m.

Donations and volunteers

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 will be accepted during Galeries de Hull business hours.
Please note that we have more than enough donated clothing and toys. Personal hygiene and non-perishable foods are needed. Baby items (powdered milk, diapers and wipes) are also in demand.
Residents wishing to help the tornado victims can make a cash donation through the Red Cross at www.gatineau.ca/croix-rouge

Distribution of donations and assistance from residents

The first round of distribution is currently underway until 8 p.m. tonight at the centre communautaire Desjardins.
Donated clothing, personal hygiene products and non-perishable food are being handed out.
The redistribution effort is being managed by our partners:
- clothing (Saint-Vincent-de-Paul)
- non-perishable food and personal hygiene products (Moisson Outaouais).
Donated clothing and personal hygiene products are being handed out to the homeless tornado victims. Those who have been able to reintegrate their homes may come and get non-perishable food.

Information meetings with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Red Cross

Information meetings for the victims only with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Red Cross have been arranged as follows:
Meeting with insured residents (with IBC):
- This evening, at 7 p.m. in salle Jean-Despréz of Maison du citoyen, at 25 rue Laurier.
Meeting with non-insured residents (with the Red Cross):
- Tuesday, September 25, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. in salle Jean-Despréz of Maison du citoyen, at 25 rue Laurier.
STO will provide transportation 30 minutes before the meetings from the victims' centre at 16 rue Bériault (centre communautaire Père-Arthur-Guertin).


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Tornado in Gatineau - Status report


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Tornado and high winds of September 21, 2018

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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
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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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