Environment Canada confirms third tornado of the season in Ontario
WATCH: Global’s Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell looks at how the tornado that hit Angus developed and what the residents of Angus can expect for the next few days.
TORONTO – Environment Canada confirmed that Ontario received its third tornado of the season. The tornado tracked from Angus at 5:20 p.m. to south of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie just after 5:30 p.m. A damage surveyor was at the site late Tuesday night, and preliminary estimates suggest the tornado was a low EF-2 with wind speeds of about 180 km/h.
At least half a dozen roofs were removed from homes, several trees were down and a truck was flipped on its side.
Other areas that sustained damage were Brampton, and Markham with downed hydro poles.
A wind gust of 85 km/h was reported at Pearson International Airport.
Ontario receives approximately 17 reported tornadoes each year. However, Environment Canada estimates that the number is far higher, but the tornadoes are unreported as they happen in unpopulated areas.
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