UPDATE: Tornadoes strike east end of Ottawa area

By Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, June 2, 2019

Resident of an Orleans neighbourhood described seeing a funnel cloud and hearing what sounded like a train Sunday before a tornado ripped trees out of the ground and damaged homes and cars.

Several residents of the Chatelaine Village neighbourhood north of Place d’Orleans said they only received an emergency alert on their phone after the storm was over — and that the warning was about a possible tornado in Gatineau.

Environment Canada said late Sunday that preliminary information indicates the tornado was a Category EF-1 and may have been on the ground for more than 30 minutes.


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