Tornado Ravages Canadian Capital Suburb – 125 Homes Damaged

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On Thursday, a tornado hit a suburb in Ottawa, Canada, damaging more than 100 homes and uprooting trees, leaving over 1,000 homes without power.

A tornado hit Barrhaven in Ottawa, causing debris to fly around. (Photo: Reuters)

On Thursday, a tornado hit Barrhaven, a suburb of Ottawa, the Canadian capital. As reported by several news outlets, including Reuters, the tornado caused damage to around 125 homes and left about 1,600 without power.

According to emergency services, only one minor injury was reported. The tornado occurred roughly the same time that forecasters with Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the region.

Details of the damage were provided by Kim Ayotte, Ottawa’s general manager of emergency and protective services, who explained that it included shingles that were ripped off roofs, broken windows, and felled trees.

Steve Bell, acting Ottawa Police Chief, stated in a news conference that officers were checking on residents door-to-door. He added that there was no cost estimate for the damages so far while confirming just one minor injury had been registered during the event.

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