A violent line of thunderstorms spawned a tornado and a microburst in Quebec on Saturday.
The F1 tornado touched down between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. in Sainte-Elisabeth-de Proulx, about 100 km northwest of Chicoutimi. Winds gusted up to 150 km/h, tearing roofs off homes and toppling trees in the area.
The same thunderstorm also caused a microburst in Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, about 30 kilometres southeast of Sainte-Elisabeth. No injuries were reported, but trees were uprooted and several summer cottages were damaged. About 1,600 people in nearby Lac Saint-Jean were left in the dark as the storms rolled through.
This was Quebec's third confirmed tornado of 2011.