Taken by Storm!
The Montreal Ice Storm of 1998
Life in the Middle of the Storm
The ice storm destroyed a lot of things such as power lines and trees which took away electricity and made farmers unable to ventilate the barn or give water to the animals, the weight of the ice on top of the barn made the roof collapse and killed many of the animals too. The days were going by as the storm kept going but we just had to get through it the best we could. Eventually, it stopped raining and that's when people started repairing and cleaning up things. The storm's destruction totaled to a whopping $2 billion CAD in Quebec alone and it was about $4-6 billion for all areas affected. Overall, the experience was quite scary but I learned a few things here and there about survival and how to get through something like this if it ever happens again. So, that's my story of how I got through the 1998 Montreal Ice Storm.