On Sunday, Canadian authorities said eight people died in the storm that hit eastern Canada on Saturday and left nearly 900,000 homes without power, mostly in the Ottawa region.
Today, Sunday, the Canadian Meteorological Services said that strong winds of more than 140 kilometers per hour swept eastern Canada and the central United States, confirming that it is a rare phenomenon called “Derecho”.
“This storm was about 1,000 kilometers in length, from Michigan to Maine,” said Environment Canada meteorologist David Phillips, the central and northeastern US states, respectively, and stretches across the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Talk to a local radio station.
“This is what we call ‘derecho’: a long line of thunderstorms and minute eruptions,” the scientist explained, noting that “derecho” is “not a word used often, it’s a rare phenomenon.”
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The Canadian federal capital, Ottawa, was particularly bombed and thousands of homes were without electricity on Sunday night, while branches and various wind-borne objects remained in the streets, which in some areas took the form of a hurricane.
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The local authorities explained that it will take several days to clean all the streets and return to normal.
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