Canada : Over 200,000 people left without electricity in Ontario
Extreme winds hit the Canadian province of Ontario to plunge more than 280,000 homes and businesses into darkness, utility Hydro One said on Saturday, although power supplies were later restored to some.
Environment Canada, the government’s weather agency, has issued a warning for the Canadian province, saying a cold front will sweep through southern Ontario Saturday afternoon and evening bringing strong winds gusting to 100 kmph. It warned the residents to be prepared for possible outages and potential damages in their neighbourhood.
Earlier, Toronto Police tweeted that there were many reports of wires and trees down across the city due to the wind.
Winds of more than 60 mph blasted through Ontario and Michigan starting early Saturday, hours after a string of deadly tornadoes left a trail of death and destruction across four states in the U.S. South and Midwest.