The mayor of Chelsea, Québec said no residents in the community north of Gatineau were injured as a major storm passed through the area on Saturday, May 21.
Pierre Guénard, the mayor of the municipality of roughly 8,000 residents, told The Sam Laprade Show on Monday, May 23, that there was damage to roads, infrastructure and many residents are still without power, but he was happy to report that no one was injured from the storm's impact.
He said the municipality is deploying all its resources at this time.
"All our staff are out clearing what can be cleared," said Mayor Guénard. "They are working hard out in the field."
The Meredith Centre in the town is being used as a respite centre since the storm swept through the area, and Amanda DeGrace, the general manager of the Meredith Centre, said hundreds of people have been using the facility.
"We want people to know they are not alone and we are a community together in this," said DeGrace.
Mayor Guénard said the centre will be open for residents for as long as it is needed.
Listen to the full interview with Mayor Pierre Guénard and Amanda DeGrace below: