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Tornado confirmed in Quebec


The storms left widespread wind damage in their wake.
The storms left widespread wind damage in their wake.

September 9, 2012 — Saturday's storms brought Quebec's fifth confirmed tornado of the season.

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down in Drummondville, Quebec, in the early evening Saturday.

The agency says the twister was rated F0 on the Fujita scale, with estimated winds of almost 100 km/h. It is the fifth confirmed tornado in the province this year.

The tornado brought down several trees and damaged the roof of a five-storey building in Drummondville, although no one in the building was hurt.

The event was part of a storm system that brought high winds and heavy rains all across southern Quebec on Saturday.

The storms brought strong winds of 80 km/h or more in some spots, toppling trees, damaging homes and downing power lines, with tens of thousands of people without power at the storm's height, although power had been mostly restored by Sunday.

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