Samaritans Purse is officially on the ground helping in Ottawa after a wild storm ravaged through the city. The organization will be helping specially for tree and yard and debris removal. Samaritan’s Purse says they are working alongside the city of Ottawa to manage all the debris when it comes to clearing people’s properties that have been damaged. Tammy Suitor, Relief Manager with Samaritans Purse says the main problem the city is dealing with right now are power outages.
“If you think back to the 2018 tornados they had 80 power poles that were down that they had to replace, with this response, they have 240. It’s significant across the city where the tornados where just kind of pockets of places that kind of got hit. The wind kind of swept across the city and so you kind of got from one end to the other in varying degrees of devastation. Where we are at the Metropolitan Church right here, this is probably one of the hardest hit areas, again we are still without power here but we are only about ten minutes from the community that we are going to be working in.”
Ten people lost their lives when the storm blew across Ontario and Quebec.