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Over 174K homes still found without electricity after a violent storm in Quebec

Over 174K homes still found without electricity after a violent storm in Quebec
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More than 174,000 homes are still found without electricity in southern Quebec after a violent storm passed through the province this weekend.

Up until Monday morning, at least 200,000 homes in Quebec alone were found without power over the weekend, in addition to the many additional damages made due to the winds that reached 151 km/h.

According to CTV News, “The Greater Montreal area was mostly spared as the storm moved from Ontario through to Outaouais, the Laurentians, Lanaudière and Mauricie to Capitale-Nationale late Saturday afternoon.”

Thousands of people were left with damaged rooftops, water damage, fallen trees found on property, and so much more.

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonatan Julien shared in a press conference that Hydro-Quebec plans to restore power to at least 80 per cent of homes affected by the storm. It may take longer for certain customers to regain their power.

At least nine people have been found dead, due to the storm.

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