June 25, 2014 8:17 pm

Sixth tornado of Ontario storm season confirmed

Damage left in the wake of the New Tecumseth tornado

Cindy Pom / Global News

TORONTO – Environment Canada has confirmed the sixth tornado of Ontario’s storm season.

As severe thunderstorms crossed southern Ontario on Tuesday, a tornado was reported in Laurel Station, northwest of Orangeville around 3:30 p.m.

READ MORE: New Tecumseth tornado damages several homes, barns

Survey teams dispatched by Environment Canada classified the tornado as an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with winds between 135 km/h to 175 km/h. The twister had a path length of about seven kilometres and a width of about 150 m.

READ MORE: Is Canada experiencing more tornadoes?

A house sustained roof damage, while another home’s walls were shifted from its foundation. There were also several downed trees.

The fifth tornado of the season occurred during the same storm in New Tecumseth.

Global News

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