Environment Canada has confirmed an F1 tornado touched down near Windsor, Ontario Wednesday night damaging more than a dozen homes and leaving three people injured.
An eyewitness reported the tornado in LaSalle, a suburb of Windsor as a violent storm whipped through the southwestern Ontario community.
Environment Canada’s Geoff Coulson said two teams are on the ground assessing the damage and determining if there was a second tornado.
Officials said winds reached between 135 to 175 kilometres per hour and was the strongest tornado since Goderich in 2011 which was an F3.
Coulson confirms there no warning was issued to the public as there was no indication that a tornado was imminent.
In a news conference this morning Mayor Drew Dilkens said power had been restored to all but approximately 40 properties.
15 homes have been damaged.
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