Hit by two tornadoes

A dormer that was torn from a home's roof by a tornado is seen in Dunrobin Ontario Canada west of Ottawa on Saturday Sept. 22 2018. The storm tore roofs off of homes overturned cars and felled power lines. (Justin Tang  The Canadian Press via A

Tornado destroys houses near Canadian capital Ottawa

Their rural Ottawa neighbourhood of Dunrobin was one of the worst hit areas as twin tornadoes tore through Ottawa and across the Ottawa River to Gatineau, Que., on Friday.

He said the roof of his neighbour's house was torn off and the second storey of another house was gone by the time the intense system passed.

Fire trucks lined streets in Gatineau, where debris and downed trees covered roads.

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch at 6:29 p.m. on Friday for Ottawa, Gatineau, and surrounding areas.

Help will be provided by Hydro One and Toronto Hydro, Ford told CFRA.

Bryce Conrad, the president of Hydro Ottawa, said some areas would not have power on Monday or this week.

"There will be people who don't have power tomorrow morning". However, she said the school would remain open all night for anyone who needed a place to stay.

"The worst, I think, is over, but there is the potential for more", Kimbell said of the Ottawa region.

To put it into perspective, Conrad said the electrical load that comes into Ottawa on any given day this time of year is about 1,000 megawatts.

Residents leave with some of their belongings from a Gatineau Quebec Canada neighborhood on Saturday Sept. 22 2018. A tornado on Friday afternoon tore roofs off of homes overturned cars and felled power lines in the Ottawa community of Dunrobin and
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"The real work for those families that have lost everything will be many, many months", Watson added. "I'm still thinking [about] a lot of other people, and it's not just us in this boat".

And Ontario Premier Doug Ford visited the wreckage on Sunday afternoon, saying he was impressed with the co-ordinated response to the disaster.

"It's heartbreaking to say the least", Ford told reporters Sunday afternoon.

The kindness of strangers has been playing a significant role in the aftermath of Friday's tornado.

Shawna Tregunna tweeted a photo of pancakes saying she was cooking up hot meals all day. "This is a community that has come together to create some sort of normalcy". "I was not prepared to go over and see that sight", he said.

"That's what we're working with - that's why we are dark", he said, listing off communities around the western, southern and some central parts of Ottawa. "The Ottawa Senators hockey club and their fans at home", the club wrote on the page.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged residents to check on neighbors who might need help.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard broke off campaigning ahead of an October 1 provincial election to travel to Gatineau.

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