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Manitoba to receive compensation for wind damage


2007 was an active year for tornadoes in Manitoba (file photo)
2007 was an active year for tornadoes in Manitoba (file photo)

Staff writers

April 8, 2013 — Manitoba is receiving more than $1 million from the government to cover damage caused by tornadoes and wind storms nearly six years ago.

The 2007 tornadoes caused significant damage
The 2007 tornadoes caused significant damage

The total payment is $1,183,183 and from the government's Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements.

The money will cover damage caused to private and public property in nine municipalities and the Whiteshell Provincial Park on June 23 and 24, 2007.

The tornadoes, a F1 and a F3, damaged as many as 140 sites, as well as one home. They started up just one day after a F5 tornado touched down north of the Trans-Canada Highway near Elie, Manitoba, with winds speeds up to an estimated 510 km/h.

It was strong enough to pick up an entire house and carry it a few hundred metres through the air.

Vic  Toews, the regional minister for Manitoba, says in a release that Ottawa is committed to working with the provinces and territories on a new program to help lessen the impact of natural disasters.

With files from the Canadian Press

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