A Possible Tornado Has Ravaged A Small Quebec Town (Photos)
Environment Canada will soon determine if it was a tornado.
Last night, the small municipality of Lac-aux-Sables was damaged by strong winds and what appears to be a tornado. Three people were injured and 50 dwellings were damaged because of the strong winds.
A meteorologist with Environment Canada told CBC that, though they cannot yet determine that it was a tornado, there is strong evidence to support that theory.
Photos and videos that have emerged from the location of the supposed tornado show incredible damage to properties.
Strong winds damaged property and caused bodily injury at Lac-aux-Sables, a small municipality just north of Trois-Rivières.
Trees were uprooted by the force of the wind and fell on trailers at the Lac-aux-Sables camping.
According to CBC, police report that a number of cottages were damaged by the storm. The local campsite and a number of homes were evacuated. A temporary shelter has been put in place for those who were affected by the storm.
Photos from Lac-aux-Sables show the incredible damage that the winds caused in the town. Trees fell onto camper vans and debris is scattered throughout the camping grounds.
Hard morning at Lac-aux-Sable were it seems like a tornado hit last night.
Meteorologists are debating whether the event was a tornado or what is known as a "microburst," which is a " localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm and is usually less than or equal to 2.5 miles in diameter."
Environment Canada will determine later today whether the event can actually be called a tornado.
Police, paramedics and Hydro-Quebec are all on the scene to deal with the aftermath of the storm and help residents affected by the strong winds.
We will keep updating this post when more information becomes available.