Red Cross responds in aftermath of Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes

Topics: Ontario, Quebec, Emergencies and Disasters in Canada
September 22, 2018

Disaster shelter

Donate to the Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Appeal – Gatineau Area

Donate to the Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Appeal Ottawa Area
 

On the evening of Friday, September 21, devastating tornadoes touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Powerful winds tore roofs off buildings, shattered windows, uprooted trees and downed power lines. In the immediate aftermath, hundreds of thousands of homes were left without electricity.

In coordination with local officials, the Canadian Red Cross has mobilized its disaster teams in Gatineau and Ottawa to register impacted people and help provide shelter, relief and comfort.

How you can help

If you wish to support the Red Cross response to this disaster, you can contribute to the Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Appeal – Gatineau Area or the Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Appeal - Ottawa Area.