Tornado hits nation's capital and Gatineau, Quebec

"The worst, I think, is over, but there is the potential for more", Kimbell said.

Peter Kimbell, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says the tornado overturned cars on Highway 50 in Gatineau and caused extensive damage to houses in Ottawa's western area of Dunrobin.

A spokesperson for the weather agency told CTVNews.ca that the tornado touched down near Dunrobin, Ont, causing "pretty significant" damage, before heading across the Ottawa River.

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Freeland and Lighthizer are due in NY next week for the United Nations General Assembly, but it was unclear if they would meet. Canada, a close military ally and the top buyer of US goods, has said the national security justification is "absurd".

Environment Canada issued a warning for much of the eastern Ontario region ahead of the tornado that saw high winds level homes and flip vehicles.

This fast-moving squall line, it said, was located from eight kilometres northeast of Gatineau to seven kilometres northwest of Althorpe, and moving east at 80 kilometres per hour. "They're working in risky conditions and, at times, are not able to start repairs until the wind weakens".

Three people were seriously injured as a result of the storm, including one person who has been listed in critical condition. About 11,000 residents in the area were without power Friday because of the storm.

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