Aug 11 2017

Leamington, Ontario

EF0 Tornado

Photogenic cone tornado touches down E of town, damages properties & greenhouses

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Date
August 11
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Location
Leamington, Ontario
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Rating
EF0
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Damage Estimate
Unavailable
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Injuries
0
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Deaths
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This tornado touched down at 5:40pm and struck farms on the east side of Leamington. Residents captured photos and videos of the twister, an elongated, classic cone tornado that was briefly condensed all the way to the ground. It struck several properties, flattening crops, snapping trees, destroying a solar panel and seriously damaging a large greenhouse. On that property, the tornado narrowly missed the farmhouse but blew out most of the glass from the greenhouse, leaving shards spread through nearby fields.

This waas the first of two tornadoes that touched down in Southern Ontario on August 11; the second was an EF2 tornado at Hawkesville.

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