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Two more tornadoes confirmed in Quebec

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 2:50 PM - Quebec's third and fourth tornadoes of the season have been confirmed, according to Environment Canada.

"The first twister was confirmed as an EF-1 that hit around 2:30 p.m. in the Saint Apolline de Patton region on July 8, 2014," explains Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

"An EF-2 tornado with winds between 180 and 190 kilometres per hour touched down around 1:45 p.m. in St. Fabian de Panet as well. Both tornadoes occurred on the same day but are two different events. Although they were the product of the same line of storms they were generated from two different storm cells."


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The EF2 tornado caused significant damage, almost completely destroying a forest.

"The storm cell that generated the tornado caused significant wind damage elsewhere as well," Vettese adds.

"Hundreds of trees were broken or uprooted southwest of Saint Magloire."

Photo of tornado damage. Courtesy: Andre Cantin, Meteorologist, Environment Canada

Photo of tornado damage. Courtesy: Andre Cantin, Meteorologist, Environment Canada

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