EF2 tornado rips Ottawa suburb of Arlington Woods, tears apart trees & homes
Shortly after the first EF3 tornado that ripped Kinburn, Dunrobin and Gatineau dissipated, this second tornado struck at around 6:00pm. It touched down near the Veterans Memorial Highway and then decimated forest as it approached the heavily-populated Arlington Woods neighbourhood of residential Ottawa. It ripped through blocks of homes and caused extensive damage through the heavily-treed streets. Tall pines were sheared off and hurled through houses and vehicles. Houses were pockmarked by debris as windows shattered and roofs were ripped up. Several homes had their entire roofs and second stories blown away. Parkland Crescent was particularly hard hit. The tornado tore the roof off of the Arlington Woods Methodist Church on McLellan Rd, then overturned vehicles and snapped power lines as it roared across Greenbank Rd. From there it ripped into the neighbouring Craig Henry subdivision where it weakened somewhat but still caused devastating tree damage.
Tree damage in Arlington Woods (West end). Glad you're ok, @JenNorthcott !#ONStorm #ottweather #Ottawa pic.twitter.com/1uLPx8uYFS
— Adam Reid (@RE1Do) September 21, 2018
@cstclair1 explain to me why Arlington Woods in Ottawa was hit? Tornado? Microburst? pic.twitter.com/uzNzF51iAd
— Michele G. Charrier (@mcharrierauthor) September 22, 2018
Arlington Woods is absolutely devastated. Heart breaking. #ONstorm #ottweather pic.twitter.com/LAPZ2DPyr5
— Trent Baur (@trentbaur) September 22, 2018
Serious damage in our area and to our homes in Craig Henry 😞Thinking of everyone affected across the city right now. Be sure to check on loved ones and neighbours #OttawaOutage #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/SRHQ5LXHj4
— Maggie Brennan (@maggiebrennann) September 22, 2018
#OttawaOutage #ottawatornado Craig Henry hit hard yesterday. Kudos to community clean up effort today and to @MacLeodLisa and team for putting forward tireless hours of helping and feeding people. “It’s times like these … “ pic.twitter.com/I48l4ES2tf
— Mark Allice (@mballice) September 23, 2018
Here's what it looks like on Greenbank Rd. #OTTstorm #ONstorm pic.twitter.com/1jGViUgHhJ
— Kristy Cameron (@radioKristy) September 21, 2018
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