A tornado caused major damage in southern Ontario on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. According to Environment Canada, the twister was spawned by a low-pressure system that brought a prolonged period of heavy rain, with very high rainfall accumulations in many areas of the province.
In a weather summary issued by the department on Wednesday, June 23, it was confirmed that the tornado occurred around 19:00 UTC (15:00 LT) at Sturgeon Lake, which tracked north through Sturgeon Point and possibly north beyond this.
The twister, which lasted for about three to four minutes, caused major damage on a boathouse along the shoreline, but no injuries were reported.
"Information regarding a track and a rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale will be forthcoming later when more information is gathered and analysis can be done in consultation with the Northern Tornadoes Project," Environment Canada wrote.
This shot was taken from our yard on Pleasant Point. Sturgeon Point is straight across. Hope everyone is safe! pic.twitter.com/HrnRcLMtGJ— Amy Reeds (@amy_reeds) June 24, 2020
#onstorm #onwx Video of a possible tornado in the Kawartha Lakes region recently. This was taken at Sturgeon Point on Sturgeon Lake (Between Lindsay and Bobcaygeon).— Instant Weather ON (@IWeatherON) June 23, 2020
Please seek shelter in this area!
Video courtesy of Dawn S.
- Brennen P. pic.twitter.com/wxmZPWXUZs
A look at the damage from the tornado in Kawartha Lakes today. Luckily there were no injuries and the damage was limited to the boathouse, trees, and a few small wooden structures on the property. #onstorm pic.twitter.com/F1xbTqY43e— Alannah Franks (@AlannahFranks) June 23, 2020
Featured image credit: Madison Kozak
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