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Environment Canada confirms tornado in New Tecumseth, no injuries

Posted June 25, 2014

Environment Canada confirmed last night that an EF-1 tornado cut a swath through a "narrow damage track" that started just east of Tottenham and extended several kilometres eastward dissipating just before reaching Highway 400.

Dr. David Sills, Severe Weather Researcher, Environment Canada, told The Weather Network the destruction caused was "typical of high end EF-1 damage (which features wind speeds between 135-175 km/h).

It's believed the tornado touched down on 15 Sideroad near the 4th Line, and was confined in a north south area of 200 to 300 metres, and moved eastward for approximately 10 km. In its wake, one home on 15 Sideroad sustained significant damage to its three car garage, and the part of the residence it was attached too. Some barns were flattened, and in one instance, a horse broke its leg in the melee and had to be put down. Trees and hydro wires were knocked down, and roads in the area blocked off as a result. No injuries were reported.

Yesterday's weather incident comes exactly one week, and near the same hour that an EF-2 tornado struck a subdivision in Angus that caused extensive damage to homes and properties affecting more than 300 people.

At this post, a statement on the situation was pending from the Town of New Tecumseth.

New Tecumseth tornado

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"Just south of the 4th it came right in front of me. 3 mins earlier I would have been there. The truck in front of me way blown into the ditch. Everyone is ok. Me and another man banged on the door until the home owners came out."

Witnesses report tornado in rural New Tecumseth

Posted June 24 - Emergency crews are dealing with the aftermath of what several witnesses report was a tornado that touched down on the 15th Sideroad and wound itself around in the area of 20 Sideroad and between the 4th and 5th Line. No injuries are reported. Damage to barns, and a residential garage collapsed, but the homes impacted escaped serious damage. Follow our Facebook page for updates on this developing story

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