Microburst Tuesday: nearly 400 damaged trees in NDG
MAXIME DELAND/QMI AGENCY
Saturday, 26 August, 2017 17:16
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MONTREAL | The microburst Tuesday that devastated a sector of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal, was “a broken, damaged, or uprooted” nearly 400 trees, said Friday the mayor of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Russell Copeman, at the time of drawing up a balance sheet of the storm.
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Nearly 11 000 subscribers of Hydro-Quebec were left without electricity following the storm, so that there are a hundred houses, and fifty cars that were damaged, some more heavily than others, the devastating effect of the wind and trees that have fallen.
Friday, the affected residents had all found the current, “except few exceptions”.
In the hours that followed the microburst, a twenty stretches of road were impassable to traffic.
Teams from the borough a total of sixty employees, have been hard at work clearing trees.
Their colleagues from six districts nearby, as well as police officers, firefighters and employees of Hydro-Québec have also participated in the clean-up operations, has been provided.
These continue, particularly in the pruning of trees, and inspectors remain on the ground.
“I want to thank the boroughs and neighbouring municipalities, who came immediately we lend a hand, said Mr Copeman. Just like our police officers, firefighters, public service and central services, their contributions have been a key factor in the speed of our response and in the recovery of the situation. Finally, I thank my fellow citizens have exercised self-help and understanding in the test. Patience will still be applied, because our cleaning jobs will take more time.”
Reforestation of the park of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
The parc Notre-Dame-de-Grace, which has been heavily affected, remains closed “until further notice,” said Mr Copeman, who has indicated that a plan for the reforestation of the southern part of the green space will be put forward.
According to the district, “residents who suffered damage to their car or to their homes should first contact their insurer.
They can also place a request with the Office of the claims of the City, within 15 days of the events, and as stipulated by the Law of the cities and towns”, a-t-it is indicated, by press release, adding that the free permits to harvest the damaged trees are offered “having regard to the circumstances”.
Simply contact the City at 311.
In addition, the mayor announced the design of a reforestation plan for the southern part of the park in NDG.