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April 29, 2017

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Canada tornado destroys many small town homes

OTTAWA--A tornado Tuesday afternoon destroyed or badly damaged up to 100 homes in Canada's Ontario province, authorities said Wednesday after surveying the devastation.

"It's pretty bad," government Minister Kellie Leitch told a nationally televised press conference, adding that the twister destroyed "up to 100 homes."

"Some houses have almost the entire roofs off, some half the roofs off, some the back of the house is collapsed. And it's pretty devastating," she said.

A state of emergency has been declared in the township of Essa, north of Toronto, after Environment Canada reported an "EF-2" twister on the 0-6 Enhanced Fujita scale.

The tornado touched down at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in Angus and tracked east for 15 minutes, with winds of up to 180 kilometers (111 miles) per hour.

"The (accompanying) thunderstorms did bring sudden very heavy downpours, gusty winds and frequent lightning," the government agency said.

The tornado flipped vehicles and scattered debris.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

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