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WATCH: Tornado touches down in New Tecumseth

Environment Canada reports preliminary EF-1 left 5 kilometre path

A home damaged by the tornado
(Katherine Ward/CTV Barrie)

Environment Canada confirms that a low intensity tornado struck near Tottenham, Ont., on Tuesday afternoon.

The agency was also checking reports late Tuesday that another tornado may have struck near Hawkesbury, Ont., on the Quebec border.

Environment Canada says its survey teams have rated the Tottenham tornado as an EF-1 with maximum winds between 135 and 175 kilometres per hour.

Watch an eyewitnesses' video of the tornado.

WARNING: there is graphic language in this video

The agency's preliminary investigation suggests the tornado had a path length of at least 10 kilometres and damaged at least one house. A riding stable was also damaged, and two horses were hurt, but there were no reports of any other injuries.


Some roads in the area were closed due to the severe weather and residents were asked to keep an eye out for downed trees and hydro wires.

Environment Canada says a further investigation will be conducted Wednesday in the area about 50 kilometres north of Toronto.

The tornado comes a week after an EF-2 tornado hit Angus, about 35 kilometres north of Tottenham, injuring three people and damaging more than 100 homes.

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  1. Mike from the hinterland posted on 06/25/2014 06:44 AM
    Am I missing something? We need the Great Environment Canada to prove their is a Tornado? Really, I will be so comfortable when they do? I would hope they look at the video and go yep that is a tornado!

    Wasteful government morons at their best!
  2. john posted on 06/25/2014 10:26 AM
    how come one has not hit Queens park yet ? i would love to see that . hopfly at the time the premier is in the building . opps did i say that out laud .?
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