On Friday night, Ottawa and Gatineau were hit by two extremely strong tornados. Crews are still out in the area trying to evaluate the damage that's been done across the region. Powerlines have been torn out of the ground, cars have been destroyed, and homes have been ripped apart.

Just a few days ago, we reported that southwestern Ontario was told to stay alert for Tornado warnings. The Weather Network expected the area to be hit by strong winds and potentially a tornado this weekend due to the humidity in the area.

Heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorm threats all on the table Thursday through Friday with the heaviest rain likely in northeastern Ontario: https://t.co/DjUl8ZoXu2 pic.twitter.com/2zCsAMeTaW

September 20, 2018

Canadians were expected strong winds up to 90 km/h, hail and potentially a tornado. On Friday, Environment Canada issued several weather alerts throughout eastern and central Canada. 

On Friday night, areas of Ottawa and Gatineau were struck after two tornados hit the area. The storms were reportedly an EF-3 level tornados according to Rachel Schoutsen of The Weather Network. Tens of thousands of Canadas were without power over the weekend, some anticipate that they'll be without power until Monday, if not longer. 

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While some areas were restored with power, according to CBC News, by Saturday afternoon, there were still almost 100,000 people in Ottawa without power. In Quebec, there was still over 14,000 without power on Saturday evening. 

The tornado that hit Ottawa was reportedly packing winds up to 291km/hr. This is one of the, if not the most devastating natural history to hit the city in decades. 

Drone footage from Dunrobin area. #Ottnews #Ottcity #OttawaOutage pic.twitter.com/0ocrOGwSp8

September 22, 2018

We sincerely wish we could provide restoration times for all of you. As soon as we know, we will post. Ottawa's electricity grid has not sustained such extensive damage since the Ice Storm of 1998. Our crews will continue to work around the clock. Scene at Greenbank today: pic.twitter.com/84q58zTnwz

September 22, 2018

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Tornado did a number in OttawaWish me luck tonight pic.twitter.com/pFnhXqMVWv

September 22, 2018

The Merivale Transformer Station supplies power to a large portion of Nepean and Barrhaven and other parts of Ottawa. The damage is catastrophic and will take days to rebuild. Please know that we are looking at innovative ways to reroute power to customers. #OttawaOutage #Ottnews pic.twitter.com/ydiqEHsa5i

September 22, 2018

In the wake of a powerful tornado that wreaked havoc in the Canadian capital of Ottawa and surrounding areas, Good Samaritans open their homes, offering time and resources to neighbors. https://t.co/j1Q1LFsKRq pic.twitter.com/QiQ3daRVhZ

September 23, 2018

#ONStorm #ottawaweather @ottawaweather @weathernetwork #greenbank #OttawaStorm pic.twitter.com/HkQELBs3Ux

September 21, 2018

Few drone shots I took of tornado damage minutes from Barrhaven, where we live.this is greenbank west, near police station and huntclub #ottawa #ottawatornado #ottawatornado2018 #tornado #ottnews

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WOW!!! #Tornado in #Ottawa #canada yesterday afternoon 21st September. Report: @2Mandeville1694 #severeweather #extremeweather pic.twitter.com/V0Nvwpiiyx

September 22, 2018

@cstclair1 explain to me why Arlington Woods in Ottawa was hit? Tornado? Microburst? pic.twitter.com/uzNzF51iAd

September 22, 2018

As a former inhabitant of #Ottawa (1986-1988) I am shocked by the damage done by the tornado today.#StayStrongOttawa pic.twitter.com/ZaQxFKEVnB

September 23, 2018

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This tornado has officially been rated as EF3 #OnStorm #Ottawa Wind speeds max around 265 km/hr pic.twitter.com/Qcb5103paY

September 22, 2018

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