Ontario's sixth tornado of the season confirmed
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:33 PM -
Severe thunderstorms on Tuesday sparked southern Ontario's fifth and sixth tornadoes of the 2014 season, according to Environment Canada.
The fifth tornado -- which was confirmed Tuesday evening -- was rated as an EF1 with maximum winds between 135 and 175 kilomteres per hour.
Preliminary investigations suggest the twister had a path of at least 10 kilometres. It occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the New Tecumseth area, east of Tottenham.
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On Wednesday evening, the weather agency confirmed the province's sixth tornado.
The EF-1 twister touched down at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Laurel Station area, northwest of Orangeville.
Preliminary reports suggest the tornado had a path of about 7 kilometres and a width of 150 metres.
The twister was strong enough to move a 16,000 pound RV 8 feet, down numerous trees and damage two houses.
Tuesday's tornadoes touched down a week week after an EF-2 tornado ripped through the community of Angus, damaging 100 homes and injuring three people.
While all six of Ontario's 2014 tornadoes have occurred on a Tuesday Environment Canada is calling it a coincidence, adding that it's not uncommon to see tornadoes in the Windsor-to-London-to-Barrie corridor.