It's been a rainy, windy end to October and start to November for people in Quebec thanks to a brutal storm. A weather system moved through the region and it's still causing problems for people. The Quebec storm brought heavy rain and strong winds to the province that caused some serious damage.
The last day of October and the first day of November were stormy for Quebecers. Heavy rain caused flooding and strong winds toppled trees and damaged buildings. Clean up from the storm and the damage it caused is now underway but it could take a while before everything is back to normal in the province.
"It's not record-breaking winds, but it's quite unusual," said Simon Legault, Environment Canada meteorologist, to the CBC.
He also said that the weather system that brought the wind and rain to Quebec was because of a very warm air mass coming from the south and a colder air mass that's over central Canada.
Environment Canada issued warnings for damaging 100 km/h winds and reported that some municipalities got more than 100 millimetres of rain from Thursday to Friday.
Because of the storm, trees were uprooted, streets were flooded and there were widespread power outages across the southern part of the province.
As people came across the damage from the storm they took to Twitter to share photos and videos.
A few seconds away from a tree falling on you. Be safe out there #Montreal https://t.co/XpVBGmw408— 𝘒𝘦𝘴𝘩 (@𝘒𝘦𝘴𝘩)1572614929.0
WOW!! The wind is THAT strong today!!! @stminfo this is so dangerous!!!! #Montreal https://t.co/7G8kb5VIWM— Christina (@Christina)1572620199.0
Strong winds are creating dangerous driving conditions. This truck overturned on Highway 10. https://t.co/PZxuvyI5xe— Jay Turnbull (@Jay Turnbull)1572618758.0
High winds wreaking havoc across Quebec tore down this gas station canopy in St-Hyacinthe. Get the latest on the s… https://t.co/Nkq8JdRGei— CBC Montreal (@CBC Montreal)1572640517.0
This happened this morning at a home on Huron/Shakespeare in DDO #CJAD800 https://t.co/nVy3SQTYpt— Elizabeth Zogalis (@Elizabeth Zogalis)1572623346.0
And can city halls/communities please plant their 🌲/🌳 not close to those electric lines? If they did that then we w… https://t.co/oYv9NcywRL— SimonBarreBrisebois (@SimonBarreBrisebois)1572661686.0
The view from my street in #Montreal today. https://t.co/Y3pHEBDUKT— Daniel Minden (@Daniel Minden)1572631175.0
Visiting Val in #Sherbrooke. Town is one of hardest hit in #Quebecstorm by wind/rain. @UBishops had to close.… https://t.co/exwjjHUlqM— Danielle Cote, APR (@Danielle Cote, APR)1572654298.0
@mtlblog Way safer tonight right? https://t.co/087uRZ8iLe— VTemchenko (@VTemchenko)1572633080.0
In some Quebec communities, Halloween was actually postponed until November 1 because of the wind and rain that was forecasted but the storm was still causing problems.
Hydro-Québec can't give an estimate of how long it'll take to restore power because so many places were impacted by the storm.
As of 8:00 a.m. local time, over 500,000 hydro customers in Quebec were without power because of more than 3,000 outages.
"Given the magnitude of the event, complete recovery could take several days," said a statement from Hydro-Québec.
Unfortunately, as a result of the storm, one person was killed by a falling tree and another was injured by bricks being blown off a building.