5 tornadoes hit southern Ontario last Thursday: Northern Tornadoes Project

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Posted July 18, 2021 12:36 pm

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WATCH ABOVE: Mark Carcasole has much connected however the Barrie assemblage is coming unneurotic amid intensifying clean-up efforts aft an EF-2 tornado damaged dozens of homes.

TORONTO — The Northern Tornadoes Project says 5 antithetic tornadoes deed confederate Ontario on Thursday afternoon.

The enactment tally by Western University and societal interaction money ImpactWX says successful a bid of tweets that the tornadoes each had maximum upwind speeds successful the EF2 range, which Environment Canada says is betwixt 180 and 220 km/h.

The task says the tornadoes touched down successful Barrie, Zephyr-Little Britain, Lorneville, Dwight and Lake Traverse betwixt 2:30 and 5:10 p.m. section time.

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The Barrie tornado astatine 2:30 p.m. was the astir devastating with a upwind velocity of astir 210 km/h and a way that was 12 kilometres agelong and 600 meters wide.

READ MORE: Massive cleanup effort underway successful Barrie neighbourhood deed hard by tornado

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said Friday that much than 100 radical had been displaced, astatine slightest 20 homes are uninhabitable and 10 radical were taken to infirmary due to the fact that of the tornado.

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The task says it tracks tornadic storms by utilizing radar and erstwhile harm has been identified, scours outer imagery to representation retired the tornado’s harm and deploys survey teams to cod drone and aircraft-based aerial imagery.

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