Ville de Gatineau
Update at 7 a.m.: Help for the tornado victims and clean-up
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Update at 7 a.m.: Help for the tornado victims and clean-up

Gatineau, September 26, 2018, at 7 a.m. – Approximately 216 people received assistance with accommodations last night. They included 150 people (57 families) who were put up in three hotels overnight, and 66 who stayed at the Centre communautaire Père-Arthur-Guertin.

Status report

The clean-up continues throughout Gatineau.
The Gatineau fire department (SSIG) is continuing its preventive visits in the affected areas.
Police are continuing their enhanced patrol day and night in the Mont-Bleu area.
All of the buildings that were evacuated in the Mont-Bleu area perimeter have been returned to their owners.
Tornado victims who have not yet registered at the victims centre can do so by calling 1-800-863-6582.
At this point, 1,619 residents have registered at the victims centre.
To find out whether someone has registered at the victims centre, call the 311 non-urgent call centre. For those calling from outside Gatineau, the toll-free number is 1-866-299-2002.

Distribution of donations to the victims

Today's distribution will be from noon to 8 p.m. at the former Sears location on the ground floor of Galeries de Hull (320 boul. Saint-Joseph, Hull sector).
Special shuttles have been arranged to get tornado victims to and from the information meeting and the distribution centre.
Residents picking up donations should use the Sears entrance in the underground parking of Galeries de Hull, near rue Montclair.
Clothing and personal hygiene products are being distributed to the homeless victims. Those who have been able to return to their homes are welcome to pick up 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)

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
Businesses wishing to offer their services are asked to contact the Service des approvisionnements de la Ville de Gatineau at 819-243-2315.
Corporate donations of materials that can be distributed directly to the victims (baby items, non-perishable food, etc.) should be addressed to the Salvation Army at 438-888-9715 or through
Gatineau thanks residents for their tremendous generosity.

Accelerated process for victims – authorization certificates and building permits

Owners of buildings that were damaged by the tornado can contact the Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable (SUDD) to submit their applications.
Authorization certificate and building permit applications will be given priority by the SUDD.
The following email addresses are to be used for authorization certificate and building permit applications, respectively:
Property owners should call the following number if they have any questions: 819-243-2345, extension 2481.


Associated links

Tornado and high winds of September 21, 2018

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)

Red Cross

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Service des communications
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 292 000 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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