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Quebec's third tornado of the year confirmed

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:56 PM - Severe thunderstorms tore through Quebec early Wednesday morning, leaving thousands of residents in the dark and generating the province's third tornado of the season.

Environment Canada confirmed the EF1 twister with wind speeds near 150 km/h on Wednesday afternoon.

It occurred in the municipality of Saint-Apolline-de-Patton, south of Montmagny between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"A long stretch of damaged trees was observed and a garage door ... was ripped off its hinges and landed on a car," Environment Canada says in a statement.

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Two homes were damaged as well.

Tens of thousands of residents were left without power, with most customers concentrated in the Montreal area.

The cold front that passed through the area is part of the same system that spurred multiple tornadoes in the U.S. Tuesday evening, including an EF2 that killed five people in New York state.

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