Ontario premier expected to visit Angus
Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:37PM EDT
The destruction left by an EF-2 tornado that touched down in Angus is seen from above. (Sky Eye Media)
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will visit Angus “in the coming days” to offer support to the community.
“Today, the people of Angus and other communities across Ontario are dealing with the shock and devastation caused by last night's tornado and severe thunderstorms,” she said in a statement.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their homes, and I will be visiting the area in the coming days to offer my support.”
Wynne said provincial officials, including those from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, are already on the ground working with local officials.
She noted Hydro One crews have also made progress restoring power to the thousands of customers and are working “as quickly as possible” to bring everyone back online.
“The community has pulled together and is rallying around those who have been most impacted by the storm,” she said. “This caring and compassion will help them as they rebuild."