OTTAWA – Locals from the Ottawa-Gatineau area have spontaneously constructed an extensive trailer park to fit its new role as Canada’s tornado alley.
Over 200 mobile homes and trailers have been placed in what is expected to be the direct path of the next “big one” to hit the area.
“Three storms in nine months and we didn’t even have the right homes to fit the bill,” said local Marion Hammel while parking a small trailer home that would likely disintegrate in winds exceeding 100 km/h.
Residents explained that they were overcome by a Mid-Western instinct to create low-cost homes not secured to the ground with the sole purpose of being blown away.
Environment Canada has replaced its normal broadcasts of emergency alerts for the area to sounding the “Storm’s-a-Comin’” triangle bell, which will give the occupants of the new park a few seconds to flee into their shelters.
“I think this new park will be good for the economy,” said Serge Guité a public servant at Public Works who erected a two-bedroom mobile home that lacks a foundation. “Tourists will know that Ottawa is like a Kansas of the North; all the storms and none of the fun.”