Editor’s Note: From January 4 -10, 1998, parts of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec were hit by 3 successive storm fronts that have been called the greatest natural disaster in Canadian history. French editor Myriam Fontaine remembers the harrowing experience.
Crackling. Crackling everywhere, day and night. I can still hear it. Branches that crackle and fall, pylons not far from my home collapsing, the roof and walls of my house crackling from the cold, my rocking chair, my fireplace. Always the silence and the crackling. No familiar humming of the refrigerator, the water pipes, or the furnace. No children’s laughter. No work, no computer. I am alone in my cold house.
Would you swap a windy rainy Vancouver day for a 30+ humid Toronto afternoon? All across the country Canadians have been experiencing extreme weather, which has many of us asking where has summer gone or when will this heat end?
Exteme weather has a long history in Canada. Weather you survived the 1987 Black Friday tornado in Edmonton, Torrential rain floods or one of the many grueling heat waves let us know your extreme weather story!