Two tornadoes causes significant damage in Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo: Blake Lough @Blake_Lough Global News Jaimie Simpson’s home outside of Melville has been completely destroyed
Two tornadoes that touched down in southeastern Saskatchewan have left significant damage to several farms and one home, but no injuries.
Environment Canada says the first tornado hit the ground around 4 p.m. Sunday north of Melville, Sask., that ripped apart a barn, trees and tossed bins and bails about.
Meteorologist Jason Knight says a second tornado touched down about five kilometres away around 5;20 p.m. that destroyed a modular home, but the family inside was able to escape without injury.
Knight says there was substantial flooding in Yorkton where up to 60 millimetres of rain fell in a short period of time and wind gusted up to 109 km/h as the storm reached Manitoba.
He says hail the size of tennis balls belted the Yorkton area and Environment Canada was investigating a third unconfirmed tornado near Camperville, Man., Sunday night.
Twitter users posted numerous pictures of funnel cloud formations, along with videos of flash flooding in Yorkton that showed vehicles splashing through water-filled streets.
Duane McKay, Saskatchewan’s commissioner of emergency management says he can confirm two tornadoes as well.
McKay says clean-up efforts are underway and he expects more detailed reports to surface on Tuesday.
Courtesy of 620ckrm.com