May 18, 2022

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Four tornadoes hit Quebec on Monday

Four tornadoes hit Quebec on Monday

The Environment Canada said Quebec was affected by four tornadoes on Monday afternoon, one of which killed and extensively damaged one in Maskouche, Lanador.

The agency said in its weather summary on Friday that the first tornado, zero on the Fujita scale, or EF, hit Saint-Valentine in Montero, with winds of 115 km / h, at 3:35 p.m. Between zero and five, five are important.

Ten minutes later, a tornado of magnitude EF2 made landfall in Moscow, killing 59-year-old Jacques Lefebvre, who had taken refuge in a shed with winds of up to 200 km per hour.

At 4:15 p.m., a third tornado – EF0 intensity – hit Saint-Cholestin in the center of du Quebec with winds of 115 km / h.

And Hurricane EF1 hit Saint-Narcissus-de-Buriges in Chaudhry-Appalachs at 4:50 p.m., with winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour.

Preliminary results released Friday in collaboration with the Northern Tornado Project at Western University in London on camels are based on the damage observed on Earth.

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