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Quebec's first tornado of the season confirmed


Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 1:02 PM -

Severe thunderstorms rumbled through parts of Quebec Monday afternoon with the province's first tornado of the season reported in Roxton Falls.

Environment Canada confirmed the weak tornado as an EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale on Tuesday. 

According to an EC official, the damage is "rather localized" with a roof blown off a sheep farmer's building.


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A funnel cloud was also caught on camera in Laurierville at around 4 pm. It appeared to have touched the ground, however no damage was reported.

Storm chaser Marc Remillard told The Weather Network's sister station MétéoMédia that he followed the storm for about thirty minutes.

According to MétéoMédia, a series of storms swept through the area at the time, bringing winds of 70 km/h and heavy rain.

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