Friday, June 25th 2021, 3:54 pm - A total of four tornadoes have now been confirmed from the June 21st storm in Quebec – one of which, rated EF2, killed a 59-year-old man in Mascouche.
The deadly storms of Monday, June 21st, produced a total of four tornadoes, according to on-the-ground investigators.
The Northern Tornadoes Project sent a damage assessment team to review the aftermath of the storms, and confirmed the tornadoes.
The strongest, an EF2 tornado that struck the community of Mascouche, had already been confirmed. Added to the list are two EF0 twisters, with winds in the range of 105–137 km/h in Saint-Celestin and Saint-Valentin, and an EF1 tornado in Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, with winds of 138–177 km/h.
The two EF0s and one EF1 were assessed largely on tree damage, though some structural damage was factored in for the latter.
No deaths or injuries were reported from these tornadoes, but the EF2 twister in Mascouche, which featured winds of 178–217 km/h, claimed the life of one person, 59-year-old Jacques Lefebvre, who was killed after the shed he'd been sheltering in was blown away.
With the newly confirmed tornadoes, the number of twisters to strike Quebec so far in 2021 stands at eight – a little more than twice the average, and the single largest count of any province so far this season.