Tornado Confirmed In Leamington Area

Storm moving through southwestern Ontario

Storm moving through southwestern Ontario

Environment Canada has confirmed that a tornado ripped through the Leamington and Wheatley-area Friday night.

Environment Canada says farm buildings and sheds were damaged with one anchored shed destroyed. "Farm equipment weighing over a ton was knocked over including a fork lift, a metal press and a grain drill", the agency said, adding that maximum winds were estimated as 180 km/h.

The statement also confirmed an EF-O Tornado with maximum winds of 130 km/h touched down near Leamington, Ont., around 5:40 p.m. The tornado damaged solar panels and a greenhouse.

Environment Canada estimated the track to be about 5 km.

Kuhn says they've dispatched a team to look into reports that the storm snapped power poles and left debris in open fields.

No injuries have been reported from either tornado.

Dave Epp snapped pictures of the twister Friday from his home on Mersea Road 1, just east of Leamington.

The confirmed tornadoes brings the count to nine in southwestern Ontario so far this year.

The first tornado started from the Detroit River near Islandview Marina and tracked two kilometres through LaSalle.

The tornadoes were the worst to strike the region in the previous five years, according to Environment Canada.

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