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Tornado Causes Widespread Damage in Ontario

June 18, 2014; 11:04 AM ET

A tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon causing widespread damage to the community of Angus, which is about 30 km west of Barrie and 100 km northwest of Toronto.

The tornado damaged at around 100 homes, according to CBC News.

As of Wednesday morning, around 6,000 customers were still without power across southern Ontario, down from nearly 45,000 Tuesday evening.

CBC News also stated that many people in Angus are not allowed to return to their homes until after emergency officials inspect them.

An image showing all confirmed and probable tornadoes in Canada from 1792-2009. F2 is shown in green, F3 in orange, F4 in red and F5 in Black, courtesy of Environment Canada.

Damage from the storm has been estimated in the millions.

Tornadoes are not uncommon in this part of Canada. There are two main tornado corridors in Canada, the first extends from southern Ontario into southern Quebec and the second is located from southern Alberta into southern Manitoba.

The strength of the tornado that hit Angus has not been confirmed as of Wednesday morning.

Tornadoes of F3 strength or greater are rare in Canada; however, more than 100 have been confirmed since records began.

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