March 7, 2016

F5 tornado in Elie, Canada

F5 tornado in Elie

The Elie, Manitoba Tornado was an F5 tornado that struck the town of Elie, Manitoba, Canada, (40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Winnipeg) on June 22, 2007. While several houses were leveled, no one was injured or killed by the tornado. A well-built home in the town was swept clean off of its foundation, justifying the F5 classification. This makes it one of the strongest twisters on record since 1999 and one of only nine to reach F5/EF5 intensity between 1999 and 2011 in North America. Four other tornadoes were also confirmed in the small outbreak. Because Environment Canada adopted the Enhanced Fujita Scale in 2013, there will be no more tornadoes with an F5 rating, making this tornado the first and only confirmed F5 tornado that Canada has ever seen.

Image Credit & Copyright: Justin Hobson
Explanation from:,_Manitoba_tornado

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