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Quebec's second tornado of the year confirmed

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:58 - A line of storms that moved through parts of Quebec Monday produced the province's second tornado of the 2014 season, Environment Canada has confirmed.

According to The Weather Network's sister station MétéoMédia the EF0 twister had winds between 104 and 137 kilometres per hour and was strong enough to uproot several trees in the municipality of Laforce, Témiscamingue. There has been no reports of building damage.

When the twister occurred, tornado warnings were in effect in Timmins, Ont., about 200 km west of the Quebec border -- but no tornadoes are believed to have touched down in Ontario on Monday.


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Reports suggest that another tornado may have occurred in Quebec around the same time as the Laforce tornado. Environment Canada is assessing the scene.

MICROBURST IN OUTAOUAIS REGION

On Tuesday, a microburst caused extensive damage in the Outaouais region of western Quebec, according to MétéoMédia.

Homes and vehicles were damaged by uprooted trees as wind gusts between 140 and 180 kilometres per hour tore through the region.

Many homes were left without electricity due to downed power lines.

A microburst is described as a sudden and powerful localized downdraft that can occur during a thunderstorm.

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