Tornados Hit Amherstburg, McGregor, Tuesday Says Environment Canada
Saturday September 29th, 2018
Posted at 11:53pm
Environment Canada has confirmed tornados hit areas of Essex County on Tuesday.
According to a statement released to the media Saturday evening, Environment Canada says two confirmed tornados and one probable tornado hit areas including Amherstburg, McGregor and Staples on Tuesday, September 25th.
They say a “probable tornado” affected the Amherstburg area. Damage consisted of a brick welcome sign being blown over as well as large tree branches down. Meteorologists say the damage was consistent with that of an EF-0 tornado.
In this case there was no evidence of a long and narrow path of damage which is typical of tornadoes, they say. However, the area affected was in line with the damage path of a tornado that occurred earlier in Gibraltar, Michigan.
Meteorologists say a tornado was confirmed in the McGregor area.
Damage consisted of a garage that was pushed over, roof damage and large trees down.
The damage was indicative of an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of approximately 150 km/h. The damage path had a length of roughly 2 km and width of 50 m.
Another confirmed tornado affected the Staples area. Damage consisted of a drive shed that was destroyed, with the debris being carried a considerable distance. Another building suffered damage. Tree damage was also reported. This damage was indicative of an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of approximately 170 km/h. The damage path had a length of roughly 3 km and width of 50 m.
No injuries were reported from any of the tornadoes.