Tornado hits Ottawa-Gatineau area, damaging buildings and flipping cars

By CTV News Ottawa, September 21, 2018

A tornado damaged buildings and flipped over cars as it tore its way through the Ottawa area to Gatineau on Friday.

(...)A spokesperson for Environment and Climate Change Canada told that the tornado first touched down near Dunrobin, Ont., causing "pretty significant" damage before heading across the Ottawa River.

(...)Early estimates suggest that the tornado will be classified as an EF-2, with winds topping more than 200 km/h.

“The probability of being affected by a tornado is very, very small. And even if you look at Ottawa, the coverage of this particular tornadic storm was actually quite small. But for the people affected, it’s devastating,” said Peter Kimbell, a meteorologist with the agency.

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