The storm of 08

Robert 21

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Aug 8, 2004
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master_bates said:
How did you fair?
I'm ok, Thanks for asking............

Office workers rescue window washers during storm

MONTREAL - As torrential rain and fierce winds lashed Montreal Tuesday afternoon, Alain Lapointe sat in his plush office on the 30th floor of a downtown office building oblivious to the chaos the sudden storm was causing just outside his window.

But just before 2:30 p.m., that would all change.

Lapointe heard a loud noise outside the building, just a few feet from his desk. He walked over to the window and was sickened by what he saw.

Just below him, two terrified window washers had become trapped on their platform outside the Place Montreal Trust building on McGill College Ave.

Swirling winds swung the platform back and forth, causing it to repeatedly slam into the building. One strong gust turned the platform 180 degrees in mid-air, terrifying office workers who were watching the drama unfold in other skyscrapers nearby.

"One guy was crouched down trying to protect himself from the wind and rain and another was trying to cling to the window ledge," Lapointe recalled yesterday. "It was terrifying to watch. I thought they were going to die.".....