Tornado skips along Ottawa River from Gatineau to Orleans

Trees toppled, roofs damaged, no serious injuries

Environment Canada says a tornado developed late Sunday afternoon southeast of the airport at Gatineau Quebec, moved east along the Ottawa River and went ashore on the Ontario side of the river.

There was damage to rooftops, trees were knocked over but there were no major injuries. Ottawa paramedics say they tended to one individual who was struck by a falling branch while he was cleaning up after the storm.

The initial suggestion is it was a low-end EF-1 tornado packing winds up to 125 kilometres an hour.

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An Environment Canada survey team will be in the area today.

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