Tornado hits Quebec, injuring 1 and leaving 105 000 customers without power

Tornado hits Quebec, injuring 1 and leaving 105 000 customers without power

A confirmed F1 tornado swept through the town of Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 11, 2019. 

The twister touched down at about 18:30 LT and was about 200 m (656 yards) in diameter.

It caused significant damage on the grounds of Camping Horizon where trailers were damaged, trees stripped of the branches and hydro lines severed, the Montreal Gazette reports. One person was injured after the tornado caused a trailer she was in to roll over.

At least 25 trailers were damaged, camp officials said. Luckily, most of the campsite was empty at the time as residents were attending a public consultation about a small airport being planned in the region.

At the height of the storm, 105 000 customers in the region were left without power. Only 14 224 remained without power as of 10:00 LT, July 12.

Featured image credit: NOAA/GOES-East (VIS+IR). Acquired: 21:00 UTC, July 11, 2019.


Heavy rains hit central China, leaving 29 people dead and 4 missing

August 09, 2019

Heavy rain affecting parts of central China this week caused deadly flash floods in which at least 32 people lost their lives. As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, dozens of tourists were trapped or washed away Sunday night at Duobi Gorge in Hubei Province, after...

At least 12 killed after heavy rain and flash floods hit Yemen

August 08, 2019

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of Yemen on August 6 and 7, 2019, displaced hundreds of people and left at least 12 people dead. The worst-hit was the northwestern province of Mahweet, affected by southwest monsoon each year from June to September. "Nine...

Heatwave sends 18 347 to hospitals, claims 57 lives in 7 days, Japan

August 07, 2019

Heatwave conditions across Japan claimed lives of at least 57 people and sent 18 347 to hospitals from July 29 to August 4, 2019, the country's Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday, August 6. This is more than triple the previous week's 5 664 and the...

Annual monsoon death toll reaches 650 across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

July 24, 2019

More than 650 people were killed since the onset of annual monsoon across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Heavy rainfall and resulting floods affected more than 10 million people and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Officials in India report at least 467...

At least 14 killed, 48 missing after landslides hit Guizhou, China

July 24, 2019

At least 14 people have been killed and 48 others remain missing after two large landslides hit southwestern China on July 23, 2019. The main cause for the landslides is heavy rainfall, authorities said. According to CCTV, a landslide hit Shuicheng county of Guizhou...


Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar