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EC confirms six tornadoes in Saskatchewan

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 12:40 PM -

Environment Canada has confirmed six tornadoes touched down during Saturday's severe storms on the Prairies.

The agency has only rated two of those twisters: An EF2 tornado that caused major damage to farm buildings near Outlook, Sask., and an EF0 that damaged a cemetary near Kenaston, Sask.

The agency says the four other tornadoes in its report, issued Monday, did not cause significant damage and were only on the ground for a short while.

The Outlook tornado, boasting winds of up to 220 km/h, struck the farm when two people were taking shelter in two separate building. Both structures were severely damaged, but the men managed to escape without serious injury.

The Kenaston tornado, with winds gusting up to 130 km/h, damaged a cemetary, knocking over tombstones, trees and the entrance gate. No injuries were reported.

The other four tornadoes were not rated by Environment Canada. Two were spotted near Kenaston, while the others were actually on the ground simultaneously for a brief period of time.

These six tornadoes represent a full third of Saskatchewan's annual average of 18.

There is some risk of non-severe storms on all three Prairie provinces for Tuesday.


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