In a statement posted to its website this morning, Environment Canada confirmed that a burst of extreme weather in the Mauricie region of Quebec last night did, in fact, include a tornado.\n"In Lac-aux-Sables, Mauricie, Environment and Climate Change Canada confirms that a tornado rated EF-1 accompanied by winds up to 175 kilometres per hour caused the damages observed in the area near 7:30 PM. A trailer was blown and moved away. Several trees were uprooted," the statement reads.\nAccording to the United States National Weather Service, an EF-1 category tornado is of "moderate" strength with wind speeds between 138 and 177 km/h.\nPhotos posted online by Mauricie residents show snapped trees and scrambled trailer parks in the aftermath of the storm.\nView this post on Instagram Sa fait maintenant 2h30 que je suis à l'hôpital 😭😭 A post shared by Marco (@marc_n_a_d_e_a_u_) on Jul 30, 2019 at 8:55pm PDT\nDamage in Quebec was not limited to the area of the tornado, however. "Thunderstorms have produced strong winds and significant rainfall amounts very quickly over several areas of Southern and Central Quebec," the Environment Canada report continues.\n"Some thunderstorms spread over 30 millimetres of rain in 1 or 2 hours. Small hail has also been reported."\nThis is not the first tornado to have touched Quebec this year. Earlier this month, another EF-! category storm hit the small town of Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan in the Lanaudiere region north of Montreal.\nThat tornado also flipped trailers and knocked down telephone poles.\nTrailers flipped over in Lanaudière as fierce storm knocks out power across southern Quebechttps://t.co/GlwZaGeEtm pic.twitter.com/7sIWasRkAB— Klaus Bower (@klsbower) July 12, 2019\nIn June, another minor twister ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau region, causing damage to fences and sheds.\nREAD ALSO: Another Teenage Boy Was Stabbed In Montreal Last Night\nThe tornado yesterday was part of a larger system of severe thunderstorms that swept through the province. Strong winds damaged Hydro Québec power lines and led to electricity outages that affected tens of thousands of people in the Montreal region.\nAt the time of writing, just over 1,800 individuals are still without power in Montreal.\nStay tuned for updates.