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Summer storm causes damage and power outages in Quebec

"We got some reports of trees damaged, lots of hail reports. We got some reports of damaged houses," said Robert Michaud of Environment Canada.

Close to 30000 Quebecers lost power due to storm

A downed tree in Charlesbourg, a borough of Quebec City. (Jean-Francois Nadeau/Radio-Canada)

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." 

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. 

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