Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the Canadian Red Cross helped those impacted by the tornadoes that tore through the Ottawa-Gatineau region in mid-September 2018.

In the immediate aftermath, the Canadian Red Cross responded at the request of the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau by staffing reception centres and shelters, providing information and referral services, registration, and emotional support. The Red Cross also provided financial assistance to community organizations, and to families and individuals with urgent needs.

Ottawa Tornadoes – donor reports
Gatineau Tornadoes – donor reports

2018 Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes

If you have been affected by the tornadoes

To read about the impact of your donations and Red Cross teams in the field 

In the Ottawa area:

Ottawa tornado six month update Shawn Gervais and his family

In the Gatineau area:

Gatineau tornadoes Carmen, Bertrand and their dog Maggie