Environment Canada confirms third tornado in Ont.
Published Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:28PM EDT
Environment Canada has confirmed that a third tornado touched down as part of a storm system that swept through southwestern Ontario last week.
Personnel with Environment Canada made the announcement after completing a damage survey along a three-kilometre stretch near Neustadt, Ont. in the southwestern part of Grey County.
Damage in the area, which included uprooted trees and destroyed playground equipment, was caused by a Fujita Scale zero tornado, Environment Canada confirmed.
Tornadoes under this classification can bring winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour.
This is the third Tornado confirmed from the Aug. 24 storm and the 13th tornado of the season in Ontario.
Ontario averages 12 tornadoes each year during tornado season which runs from later April until early October, Environment Canada said.