Tornadoes Touch Down in Ontario, Canada, No Damage or Injuries Reported

By Zack
August 7, 2013 5:18 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:19 pm

A “very dangerous” set of thunderstorms producing multiple tornadoes prompted Canadian officials to issue tornado warnings for throughout Ontario on Wednesday, but all but one have now been rescinded and no damage or injuries have been reported.

The tornado warnings for issued for almost every area of Ontario, starting with Haliburton and Minden around 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Environment Canada, the government agency that issues alerts for severe weather, said the situation was “dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.”

But apart from a few pictures tweeted by Canadians, and information conveyed by storm spotters, there was little sign that any tornadoes had touched down and caused any damage.

The only confirmed tornadoes were spotted east of Arthur and northwest of Caledon Village, both moving 40 miles an hour (65 km/h) at one point.


The tornado warnings have been rescinded except for:

Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County


Tornado warnings were previously issued for:

Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County

Oxtongue Lake – Fort Irwin – Northern Haliburton County

 Deep River – Whitney – Eastern Algonquin Park


Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago

Haliburton –  Minden – southern Haliburton county

Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes

Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region

Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes

Bancroft – Hastings Highlands – Denbigh

Barry’s Bay – Killaloe

Severe thunderstorm watches remain in effect in many these areas


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