Posted on July 28, 2013
Another weekend, another power outage
Last weekend our house on Duke Street West was without power for 48 hours and last night (Saturday) the power again went out. The city of Kitchener says “Meteorologist Rob Kutz from Environment Canada has determined that the storm was straight line wind from a down burst and not a tornado. The majority of the damage had been determined to be in the Strange/ Cherry street area. He is estimating winds at 100 KM/hr.“
The above picture is taken around Wellington and Duke and most of the branches have been trimmed on this tree that smashed into the attic.
Here is a photo from a house next door to the one above:
The sign on their lawn was blown all the way from the King’s Crossing Plaza (Moore and King streets) into this front yard–about 4 blocks! The plaza suffered damage to the roof and workmen were nailing materials down as we are expecting another possible thunderstorm today.
On Sunday morning City of Kitchener posted to their Facebook wall:
“Storm has resulted in downed trees impacting wires, houses, cars and other property. This also resulted in power outages for approximately 6,800 homes.
Kitchener-Wilmont Hydro has been working at restoring power to all homes. As of 5 a.m. all but 1,200 homes had their power restored. KW Hydro hopes to have the remainder restored by 8 a.m. this morning. There are some locations where house service repairs are required and locations where branches are on lines. These will be addressed late Sunday evening. Please call KW Hydro at 519-745-4771 for more information.“