Environment Canada says tornado with 180 km/hr wind speeds hit Hawkesville, Ont., farm

Posted In: News Date:Aug 13th, 2017

An EF-2 tornado touched down briefly on a farm southwest of the village of Hawkesville, Ont., on Friday night, destroying two sheds and tossing around some equipment, Environment Canada has confirmed.

No one was injured when the tornado tracked on the ground for a few hundred metres, according to Rob Kuhn, severe weather meteorologist for Environment Canada who is based in Toronto. Hawkesville is northwest of the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo.

The tornado hit the farm as a severe storm blew through much of southwestern Ontario Friday night, causing damage to crops and buildings.