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Remembering the storm: August 2, 2006 brought 14 destructive tornadoes to Ontario, Quebec

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:32 PM -

On August 2nd, 2006, a major storm system moved through Ontario and Quebec. 

The storm caused an estimated $100 million dollars in damages and left hundreds of thousands of people without power. 

An F2 tornado struck Combermere, Ontario.

"You could just feel the suction; and I was just watching trees fall all over and just couldn't believe it," said one crew worker assessing the damage. 


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It was one of 14 tornadoes that touched down in the province that day. 

While that day was one that brought mass destruction, Ontario and Quebec are certainly no strangers to severe storms. 

Just this season alone, Ontario has seen as many as 12 tornadoes, Quebec six.

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