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Photos: Southern Ontario after two tornadoes touch down

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Hailey Montgomery
Digital Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 5:47 PM - A round of severe thunderstorms in southern Ontario resulted in two confirmed tornadoes touching down in the region on Friday evening.

Photographs confirm that both storm systems caused heavy rains, and strong winds which caused significant property damage. 


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The first tornado, an EF-0, touched down near Leamington, Ont., at around 5:40 pm. It produced 130 km/h winds, damaging a greenhouse and some solar panels, Environment Canada reports. The second, an EF-2, produced 180 km/h winds as it passed into Hawkesville. It allegedly knocked over farm equipment that weighed one ton.

Here are some tweets that show just how powerful the storms were:








Below: Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott assesses Ontario tornado damage 







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