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PHOTOS: Possible tornado under investigation after damaging Sunday storms

Monday, July 20th 2020, 7:00 am - Damaging storms paraded through southern Ontario Sunday with intense wind gusts, torrential downpours, flash flooding and frequent lightning, prompting numerous tornado warnings across parts of the province.

At least one possible tornado is under investigation after the intense storms that slammed southern Ontario Sunday and prompted numerous tornado warnings from the late morning to the early afternoon.

Environment Canada said the storms produced the possible tornado in the Belmont area, based on damage to trees and buildings investigated by the Northern Tornadoes Project. The tornado has not been given a rating as of yet, and the Northern Tornadoes Project will be further investigating the wind damage in southwestern Ontario Monday.

Sunday's storms brought torrential rains, strong wind gusts near 100 km/h, frequent lightning and flash flooding, impacting large portions of the region. Tornado warnings were issued for parts of the southwest, GTA and cottage country during the day, following the storms for some two hours before being dropped a little after 1 p.m.

See below for the impacts from the powerful thunderstorms, which included numerous downed trees and power lines, widespread power outages and various property damage in multiple locations.

Flash flooding, Ontario/UGC Flash flooding in Lakeshore, Ont. Photo: Nicole Trealout.

Thumbnail courtesy: Mark Robinson/@StormhunterTWN.

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