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Ontario's fourth tornado of the season confirmed

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:39 PM - National weather headlines have been focusing the community of Angus, Ont. after a violent tornado touched down Tuesday evening, leaving up to 100 homes temporarily condemned.

The EF-2 event lasted for about a minute, packing winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour. Environment Canada confirmed the twister late Tuesday evening, making it the third tornado to hit the province so far this year.

On Friday, EC confirmed Ontario's fourth tornado, which also happened on Tuesday.

The twister "occurred in the Stroud area which is between Barrie and Innisfil," EC says in a statement.


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"It is to the northeast track of the Angus tornado. This tornado occurred around 5:30 p.m."

Survey teams rated the twister an EF-1 with winds between 155 and 175 kilometres per hour. It had a path of about 750 metres and a maximum width of 300 metres.

Numerous trees were either uprooted or snapped by the tornado.

Meanwhile, a state of emergency remains in place in Angus, with some displaced residents expressing frustration over not being allowed to return to home.

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