Environment Canada confirms tornado touched down in Altona

WINNIPEG — Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) confirmed a tornado touched down in Altona, causing some damage in the area.

ECCC along with the Northern Tornadoes Project, confirmed a tornado occurred early Wednesday afternoon in Altona.

“ECCC received videos of the tornado as well as multiple reports of damage,” it said in a weather summary released on Friday.

ECCC said the Northern Tornadoes Project completed an on-site storm damage survey on Thursday, giving the tornado a preliminary rating of EF-0 with estimated wind speeds of 120 km/h.

Tornadoes are measured on the Enhanced Fujita scale, ranging from EF-0 for mild tornados, to EF-5 for devastating tornados.

Meteorologists with ECCC are looking for any pictures of the tornado and the damage it may have caused. Anyone with pictures or information is asked to call 1-800-239-0484, email, or tweet to #mbstorm.

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