Summer storm causes damage and power outages in Quebec
Close to 30000 Quebecers lost power due to storm
A powerful summer storm swept through Quebec on Thursday afternoon, causing power outages and damage around the province.
"The worst was anywhere between the American border and south of Drummondville, and even south of Quebec City," said Robert Michaud of Environment Canada.
"We got some reports of trees damaged, lots of hail reports. We got some reports of damaged houses."
Plusieurs appels reçus pour le SPCIQ suite aux violents orages. Principalement fils électriques et branches cassées. <a href="https://t.co/yMcdEtevcI">pic.twitter.com/yMcdEtevcI</a>—@SPCIQ
During Thursday afternoon, close to 30000 Quebecers were without power, with most of the outages concentrated in the Montérégie region.
Rimouski was also hit with powerful rain storms, captured by Radio-Canada journalists on their Facebook page.
People looking for cooler sleeping conditions Thursday night will have to wait a little longer.
"For this evening, it's going to still be sticky, because the humidity is still high," said Michaud.
Radio-Canada's Camille Simard snapped this picture of a fishermen toughing it out in the rain.
Malgré la forte pluie sur Québec, rien ne semble arrêter ce pêcheur <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rcqc?src=hash">#rcqc</a> <a href="https://t.co/sGELnWD1cY">pic.twitter.com/sGELnWD1cY</a>—@camillesimard