'It's pretty devastating': Ottawa family speaks about losing house in tornado

Tornado destroys houses near Canadian capital Ottawa

Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities

Destroyed buildings and cars are seen in Mont-Bleu, Gatineau, Quebec, close to Ottawa after a tornado shattered Canada's capital.

The tornadoes ripped through Ottawa on Friday, specifically the neighbourhood of Dunrobin, about 35 kilometres west of Ottawa's downtown, before moving to Gatineau.

More than 270,000 residents and businesses in the Ottawa and Gatineau region are still without power following Friday's violent storm. He has compared the damage to the city's power grid as being on the magnitude of the debilitating ice storm of 1998.

The human toll was also significant. Another seven people suffered less serious injuries.

In areas lashed by the tornado, scenes of the havoc were everywhere.

Tornado destroys houses near Canadian capital Ottawa

The storm also knocked down dozens of utility poles throughout the region.

Anthony Di Monte, chief of Ottawa Emergency and Protective Services, told CTV News that there are now 30 known injuries across the city with five people in the Dunrobin area of Ottawa suffering critical injuries.

'Literally, it looks like some bomb was dropped from the air, ' Watson said.

A auto, windows shattered, lay on its side in front of a house.

Looking at one house, the blue sky could be seen through an open door.

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Some houses had nothing left at all and lay flat on the ground, covering their vehicles. Officials set up shelters for those who couldn't return home and they said crisis counselling would be available.

The agency reported that its meteorologists were keeping an eye on a "a line of severe thunderstorms" in the Gatineau region that could produce very strong wind gusts, hail, heavy rain and "brief, isolated tornadoes".

Hydro Ottawa crews are working to restore power to affected areas, involving clearing trees, debris and fallen wires.

Power in the area has also been affected with around 167,000 Hydro One customers who were without electricity late Friday evening. On Saturday, the Ottawa Senators Foundation launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the victims of the tornado and has pledged to match the first $25,000 given through the page. "We're a community, we're team Ontario, and we work together".

Yesterday's tornado has devastated communities throughout the Ottawa Valley and on both sides of the river.

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"They are just absolutely incredible, and I just want to tell everyone that our prayers and thoughts are with them, and support is there from the province".

The roofs were torn off a school and several apartment buildings, he said, estimating about 1,500 people have been displaced. Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault and Manon Masse, a co-spokesperson for Quebec solidaire, were scheduled to arrive in the area later Saturday. He was not home when the tornado struck.

"And it's completely vanished, nearly completely vanished".

Shawna Tregunna tweeted a photo of pancakes saying she was cooking up hot meals all day. "Because you don't know what it means to somebody". "So please, just take the stuff [there]", she said.

And Tregunna was by no means alone in her Good Samaritan efforts. "It really helped a lot that they were there to make sure we were OK". More than 3,000 people were fed hot meals on Saturday at a community centre in the suburb or Barrhaven.

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