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Tornado Touches Down in Keswick, Ontario

Environment Canada is currently concerned with the suspicion of a tornado having touched down in Keswick, Ontario on Wednesday afternoon. Amongst the intense thunder storms, residents of Keswick reported and even snapped photos of what appeared to be a funnel cloud touching down in Keswick around 5 p.m.

At the time, severe thunderstorm warnings had been in effect for some parts of the GTA, these warnings have since ended but Environment Canada had been carefully watching a possible tornado moving across York region, north of Toronto, towards the Durham region with Sunderland in its path.

The thunder storms yesterday not only soaked a large part of Ontario, but also ended up flooding part of Toronto’s downtown core including the Bayview Extension and bypassing Museum station.

Although no significant damage has been reported as a result of the Keswick tornado and floodings in Toronto, Environment Canada is still looking into the storms and will continue to watch future storms carefully so that residents can be warned as soon as possible.

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