A weekend of active weather continues right through Sunday evening and overnight as a tornado-warned storms hit southern Ontario. The daytime heat was opportune for the cold front to build energy and create thunder, rain, strong winds, and rotating storms.
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Tornado warnings were issued for many parts of southern Ontario including Madoc, Bancroft and Brockville. According to CBC News, the powerful storm has already caused damage in the area around Highway 7, near the communities of Tweed, Madoc and Marmora.
Hydro One stated that crews were working to restore power to 26,000 customers across the province.
Crews are responding to outages caused by severe thunderstorms and heavy rain affecting over 26,000 customers across the province. Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. Visit our map for updates: https://t.co/c7Sy0dxEs2 #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/6WL3t23H1n
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) July 25, 2022
Below is a selection of photos and videos that were shared on social media as the storms journeyed their way across the province:
— Alisha (@22Asmb) July 25, 2022
— Celin loves the Jets (@celinalex_ru) July 25, 2022
— Nate Vandermeer (@NateCTV) July 25, 2022
— Canadian eh! 🇨🇦 (@JGlasshalffull) July 25, 2022
Sorry for the late follow up on the storm, got closed in by the supercell in Madoc and the tornado was just 1-2 km in front of our vehicle. My friend and I are safe but not sure about others at this point. We experienced blinding rain and extreme winds #onwx pic.twitter.com/5pDH3ROexN
— Bran_wx (@BranWx) July 25, 2022
— Annie 💦🇯🇲🇨🇦 (@tazp70) July 25, 2022