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F1 tornado touchdown in Huntingdon, Quebec


Serious damage was reported to a garage and some nearby trees.
Serious damage was reported to a garage and some nearby trees.

June 9, 2012 — Environment Canada confirms F1 twister hit Huntingdon Friday afternoon.

Environment Canada has confirmed that an F1 strength tornado touched down in Huntingdon, Quebec, on Friday.

Severe damage was reported to a garage, whose roof was completely destroyed. Several trees were broken or uprooted.

The agency estimates the twister, the third confirmed in Quebec this season, boasted wind speeds of between 150 and 180 km/h, and happened around 5:25 p.m. in a rural part of the community.

Footage of the damage on Youtube showed that a nearby vegetable stand was almost untouched.

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