Strong winds and heavy rain battered the National Capital Region Sunday, knocking out power to thousands of people in west Ottawa and uprooting trees across the city.
Multiple flights were either delayed or cancelled late Sunday afternoon at the Ottawa airport, where wind gusts of 97 km/h were recorded.
Today's 97km/h wind gust was the fastest wind recorded at the Ottawa airport in over 20 years, since Jan 27th, 1996.— @YOW_Weather
Hydro Ottawa reported more than 10,000 customers were without power in and around the areas of Stittsville and Kanata.
There were still around 50 customers without power in Bells Corners as of 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Ottawa, advising residents to take cover as a cold front swept across central and eastern Ontario. The warning ended at 6:49 p.m.
Here is what the storm looked like on social media.
Trees not fairing well. This one fell on Melrose. pic.twitter.com/tOL3KqJM5G— @LiviaMBelcea
That wind was insane through stittsville..— @BertoBluFyre