Researchers Say Ontario Was Hit By At Least 6 Tornadoes Last Week & Here's Where

Ontario had some apocalyptic weather last week.

Toronto Staff Writer

Researchers from Western University confirmed on Wednesday that a total of six EF-2 tornadoes struck Ontario last week, following reports of a "harrowing escape" from a tornado near Sunbeam Lake in Algonquin Park.

The weather event, which occurred around 4:20 p.m. on July 15, injured two campers and caused significant tree damage, according to the Northern Tornadoes Project. It has been confirmed by satellite imagery.

Investigators estimate that the tornado produced winds of 190 km/h, with a track approximately 7 kilometres long and 320 metres wide.

Five other tornadoes were reported by The Weather Network across the province last week in the areas of Barrie, Zephyr-Little Britain, Dwight, Lake Traverse and Lorneville.

The strongest of the storms, which all touched down on the same day, was in Barrie, where at least 150 homes were damaged and at least 10 people were injured.

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