A Mighty Wind: Stories, photos and more from today's wind storm

(That’s Barrhaven resident Richard Henry.  First a water ban , now this! Video by Mike Carroccetto .)

I’m counting myself lucky - the only damage we had from today’s wind was a toppled barbecue and a vanishing blue box.  That’s nothing, when you hear stories about people being crushed by trees , old ladies being literally knocked over by the wind , fires, damaged roofs , and downed power lines and hydro outages all over the city.

Here are some photos and stories from people around Ottawa and Gatineau.

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And then there were two.  Photo by Ben Wood .  (At Woodroffe & Meadowlands.)

The Ottawa airport reported gusts of up to 95km/hNikolas Charlebois reported seeing a trampoline in the middle of Highway 50 in Gatineau near Boul. Montee Paimenet. Steph Kersey dodged a pair of 25-pound flower pots flying through the air … Bob Ledrew says the wind smashed a glass door and left a gaping hole at the Bridgehead on Sparks Street … Kitchissippi Times reported the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Hintonburg lost part of its roof … Report of the “E” on the EDC building downtown flying off and hitting a cab … the Ottawa Fire Department reported a horse was killed by ”energized steel gate from downed power lines”… Kevin Waghorn found his carport across the street among the trees…

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Breaking news.  Photo by Robert Janelle .

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1729 Bank Street. Photo by Aydin Mirzaee .

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One of many toppled trees along Island Park Drive. Photo by Mary McGuire.

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On Hamilton Street, photo by Lisa Georges / Kitchissippi Times .

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Paul Burke’s car may have just lost some of its re-sale value.

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Woodroffe Avenue near the Parkway.  Photo courtesy of QUOI Media .

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Nightmare on Elm Street. Photo by Nik Maack .

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What used to be Sasha’s garden shed.

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Photo by Coreen Tyers .

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“When I left this morning, the sled was in the yard. When I got home, it was across the road in the ditch!” Photo by Nicki-Lynn McIlree .

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A tree on @deleria’s street.

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Talk about #ottawablows.  Photo by Elaine Morgan .

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** More links: **

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[
 City responds to damage caused by wind storm
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[
 Ottawa roofing companies
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[
 Ottawa tree repair & removal services
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[
 Ottawa Weather Guide
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