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Elie, Manitoba
1200px-F5 tornado Elie Manitoba 2007
Date
June 22, 2007
Windspeeds
260-320 MPH (420-510 KM/H)
Casualties
0
Category
F5
Damage Costs
$39 million ($44.9 million in 2016)
Areas Affected
Elie, Manitoba

The Elie, Manitoba tornado was an F5 tornado which struck the town of Elie, Manitoba, Canada on June 22, 2007. It is the only F5 tornado ever recorded in Canada.

DescriptionEdit

The tornado first touched down north of the Trans-Canada Highway at around 6:30 PM CDT, and slowly moved southeast where it picked up a tractor-trailer before it headed south and severely damaged the town's flour mill. It then headed southeast towards Elie, where it destroyed four homes, flipped cars, and even tossed one homeowner's vehicle onto a neighbor's roof. The tornado lingered over the same area of Elie for approximately four minutes before it cut sharply to the south and rapidly dissipated. During its 40-minute lifespan, it traveled about 3.7 miles (6 km) and was about 330 yards (300 meters) wide. The tornado repeatedly struck essentially the same area of town, destroying most of the structures and vehicles in the area. No fatalities were reported.

During the Elie tornado, another tornado touched down nearby the town of Oakville. That tornado was rated as an F3 and had winds of 183 mph (295 km/h) after it destroyed several outbuildings and many trees.

Confirmed tornadoesEdit

Confirmed
F0
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F1
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F2
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F3
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F4
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F5
Confirmed
Total
1 1 0 2 0 1 5


June 22Edit

June 22 event
F#
Location
Date
Fatalities
Notes
F5
Elie, Manitoba June 22, 2007 0 Narrow but violent tornado which spawned outside of the town of Elie and went through the town, completely destroying several homes and damaging the town's flour mill. Two homes were swept away, including one that was well-bolted to its foundation. A few of the bolts around the foundation perimeter were snapped off. No fatalities reported.
F3
Oakville, Manitoba June 22, 2007 0 As the Elie tornado dissipated, a new destructive tornado formed about 10 miles west of Elie. The tornado tracked through the country damaging trees, outbuildings, and a couple of grain storage bins. No fatalities reported.

June 23Edit

June 23 event
F#
Location
Date
Fatalities
Notes
F1
Lampman, Saskatchewan June 23, 2007 0 A small tornado which caused about C$100,000 in damage, and injured one person. No fatalities reported.
F0
Carnduff, Saskatchewan June 23, 2007 0 Very brief tornado which caused no damage. No fatalities reported.
F3
Pipestone, Manitoba June 23, 2007 0 Large wedge tornado that damaged many trees and several wheat fields. Two homes were completely destroyed. Caused about C$2 million in damages. No fatalities reported.

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