Environment Canada Confirms Tornado Hit Windsor, LaSalle

Thursday August 25th, 2016

Posted at 11:29am


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Environment Canada is beginning an investigation into whether one or two separate tornadoes hit Windsor and LaSalle on Wednesday evening.

The official bulletin by meteorologists says:

“Wednesday evening just after 7pm, a tornado developed quickly over the Detroit River and tracked northeast over the town of LaSalle.

Later on, a tornado also occurred in Windsor. Whether this was the same tornado or a second one is something that our damage survey teams will be investigating. Damage to homes and buildings, three minor injuries, downed trees, power outages and road closures due to debris have all been reported.

The survey teams from Environment Canada and Western University Engineering will be on scene around noon today and will spend the rest of the day inspecting the damage and talking to witnesses.

The key elements of the survey will be to determine the length and width of the damage tracks and the intensity of the tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Damage Scale.”

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