Tornado confirmed after storm damages homes near Alonsa Friday night – Winnipeg


A tornado touched down west of Lake Manitoba Friday evening, Environment Canada confirmed.

Stan Asham, the Reeve of the RM of Alonsa, said the tornado went through the area around 9 pm. He said the areas that appear to be hit hardest by the storm system are Bluff Creek and Margaret Bruce Beach.

Asham drove through the area after the storm and saw several houses with damage.

He did not know if anyone had been injured.

“There’s campers upside down… it sure looks a mess,” he said.

Power was out in the area Friday night.

Environment Canada’s Mike Russo says egg and nickel-sized hail fell in areas throughout central Manitoba.

Several tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were in place throughout southern Manitoba Friday evening.

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The storm was expected to move into Ontario by Saturday morning.

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