Thousands without power in Montreal as Ontario storm spreads to Quebec

Tornado rips through eastern Ontario (VIDEO & GALLERY)

Residents leave with some of their belongings from a Gatineau, Quebec, Canada neighborhood on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.

Hydro Ottawa says more than 170,000 customers were without power early this morning as a result of the twister, which blew through Ottawa, Dunrobin, Ont., and Gatineau, Que., late Friday afternoon. "It looks like something from a movie scene or a war scene".

A freelance journalist says a group of people rescued a dog who was trapped under the rubble in an Ottawa neighbourhood ravaged by a tornado.

Meantime, the Ottawa Hospital tweeted that five people were being treated for storm-related injuries - down from six last night - with two people in critical condition, one in serious condition and two others are stable.

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The tornado hit the Ottowa-Gatineau area of Canada, damaging buildings, flipping cars and leaving tens of thousands without power according to local reports.

High winds damaged part of Ottawa's major electrical substations and officials said around 200,000 people on both sides of the river were without power.

Personal items were strewn everywhere - a baby blanket, a life jacket, mattresses, lawn mowers, a fridge, a kitchen sink lying on the grass and even a love seat wrapped around a telephone pole.

Meanwhile, the Greater Toronto Area saw wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres per hour, he said.

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