Two tornadoes in Quebec on Monday

Deux tornades au Québec lundi

The depression storm that crossed southern Quebec, on Monday, has not failed to leave traces, and has brought two small tornadoes, revealed Environment Canada on Tuesday.

A first tourbillon was first touched earth, near Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, in Mauricie, in the vicinity of 12: 30. The tornado, whose power had not yet been determined Tuesday, however was not major damage, just a damage or tear down trees, said Environment Canada.

A second tornado occurred in Saint-Mathias-de-Bonneterre, near the u.s. border in the eastern Townships, for its part, has done a lot more damage to 15h30.

The vortex has including damaged houses, uprooted large trees and almost destroyed the playgrounds and baseball diamonds of the municipality, listed the public body.

By analyzing the damage, meteorologists have estimated that the tornado was force EF0, the lowest possible level in the scale of gradation of the intensity of tornadoes. The winds were blowing at a speed ranging from 105 to 135 km/h, estimated by Environment Canada, while stating that the power of the vortex could be revised upward, possibly after further analysis of the damage.

In addition to the ravages caused by violent winds, some local flooding was reported on some streets on the side of Sherbrooke because of the heavy rains.

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