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EF-2 tornado confirmed in Uxbridge, Canada

A line of fast-moving severe thunderstorms (derecho) swept over southern Ontario and Quebec – the most populated part of Canada – on May 21, 2022, leaving roughy 1 000 km (620 miles) of damage in its wake.

The storm produced winds in excess of 120 km/h (74 mph), damaged many homes and businesses, overturned cars, and downed trees and powerlines.

As a result, at least 9 people have been killed, several were injured and more than 950 000 customers were left without power.1

Environment Canada has confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in the township of Uxbridge, Ontario.

References:

1 At least 9 killed as fast-moving severe thunderstorms hit the most populated part of Canada, leaving 1 000 km of damage – The Watchers – May 23, 2022

Featured image credit: The Weather Network

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