Environment Canada confirms third tornado hit Ontario last week
NEUSTADT, ONT.—Environment Canada has confirmed a third tornado touched down as part of a wild storm system that swept through southwestern Ontario last week.
Investigators say damage in the area, which included uprooted trees and destroyed playground equipment, was caused by a tornado rated at zero, the weakest on the Fujita scale.
Environment Canada says tornadoes under that classification can bring winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour.
Tornadoes also hit Nairn, northwest of London, and an area southeast of Cambridge during the Aug. 24 storm.
Environment Canada says there have been 13 confirmed tornadoes in Ontario this year. The annual average is 12.