Ottawa in recovery mode in wake of devastating tornadoes
By The Hill Times staff Sep. 24, 2018
The province has committed to activating its disaster recovery program to help families and businesses whose properties have been damaged.
A woman surveys the damage in Ottawa's Centretown neighbourhood. Some 3,750 customers in the Ottawa area are still without power, as of Monday morning, according to Hydro Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane
Federal public servants were asked to stay home in the wake of the tornadoes that ripped through the Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., areas on Friday evening.
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