Ralph Goodale says he’s stunned by Ottawa storm destruction

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says it is too early to tell how much financial support the federal government will provide the National Capital Region devastated by tornadoes last Friday.

Goodale toured the aftermath on Tuesday.

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Ralph Goodale says he’s stunned by Ottawa storm destruction

CAPTION:Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says it is too early to tell how much financial support the federal government will provide the National Capital Region devastated by tornadoes last Friday.

Goodale toured the aftermath on Tuesday.

(Sept.

25, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Ralph Goodale, Public Safety Minister PLACELINE: Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE:Canada's public safety minister says the federal government is playing a supporting role to provinces and municipalities as they help parts of the national capital region smashed by multiple tornadoes last week.

Ralph Goodale toured the Ontario community of Dunrobin, west of Ottawa, where locals are still reeling after a powerful tornado ripped through the town on Friday.

Tornadoes swept across the Ottawa area and the Quebec city of Gatineau —levelling homes and knocking out power grids along their way.

Volunteers took the community by force and in the rain Tuesday to help tarp damaged homes.

Sabrina Gill, 29, watched from a warm truck in her driveway as volunteers, with the help of firemen, assessed her house and tarped areas where rain could seep in.

"I have no idea where these gentleman are from and they're amazing," she said

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