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Damage and injuries were reported after a tornado touched down in Dunrobin, before travelling across the Ottawa River into Gatineau on Friday.
A tornado warning issued for the Ottawa area in the 4 p.m. hour was dropped shortly after 5:30 p.m., as a large thunderstorm passed over the region.
West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry told CTV Ottawa that he’s only heard of minor injuries so far and damage is still being assessed.
Dunrobin residents displaced by damage may go to an emergency reception centre at West Carleton High School at 3088 Dunrobin Rd.
The Ottawa Citizen reported the most substantial damage was on the Ottawa side of the river. The City of Ottawa also confirmed tornado damage in the area of Hunt Club and Greenbank Roads.
Ottawa Paramedics responding to 16 tornado related calls in Dunrobin area
– patients trapped in houses
– people trapped in basements
– patients trapped in cars
– power lines down
– trauma from debris
– secondary trauma from high winds #onstorm#ottnews pic.twitter.com/jF5KqXurkP
— OttawaParamedics.ca (@Ottawa_9_1_1) September 21, 2018
Environment Canada confirmed a tornado touched down in Dunrobin and made its way into Gatineau.
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Hydro Ottawa reported power outages across the city, affecting more than 85,000 customers.
Last updated 8:23 p.m.