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Ontario's second 2012 tornado confirmed


Tree damage from powerful winds in Merrickville, Ontario. A tornado was confirmed in Bourget.
Tree damage from powerful winds in Merrickville, Ontario. A tornado was confirmed in Bourget.

May 30, 2012 — Environment Canada has confirmed Ontario's second tornado of the 2012 season in Bourget, east of Ottawa.

A series of strong thunderstorms rolled through eastern Ontario Tuesday, leading to extensive tree and some structural damage. 

Environment Canada also confirmed the province's second tornado of the year. 

An F0 tornado touched down in the community of Bourget, about 40 km east of Ottawa, between 4:00 and 4:15pm. Some minor roof damage was reported and trees were uprooted. 

Another severe thunderstorm produced damaging winds in the Dornie area near Alexandria. The winds were estimated to be around 110 km/h. Power outages were reported, trees were brought down and an old barn was flattened.

Ominous clouds over Alexandria, ON
Ominous clouds over Alexandria, ON

Severe storms rolled through the Merrickville and Kemptville area, north of Brockville, Tuesday afternoon, as well. Sporadic tree damage was noted in the area. 

Ontario has an average of 13 tornadoes each year. The first tornado of the season was confirmed last week in Orono. It too was an F0. 

The same series of storms brought  torrential rain to southern Quebec, leaving roads and properties flooded in Montreal.

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