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There Were 3 More Tornadoes In Quebec On The Same Day As The Deadly One In Mascouche

Environment Canada confirmed a total of four tornados in the province on June 21.
Quebec Was Hit By 4 Tornadoes Including Mascouche On June 21

Environment Canada confirmed that Quebec was hit by four tornadoes on June 21.

While the tornado in Mascouche had the highest Enhanced Fujita scale rating, resulting in one death and extensive damage on the North Shore, three other tornados impacted different parts of Quebec on the same day.  

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The Mascouche tornado hit at around 3:45 p.m. and was rated EF2 with maximum winds reaching 200 kilometres per hour. 

Slightly earlier, around 3:35 p.m., a tornado hit the municipality of Saint-Valentin in the Montérégie region. It was rated EF0 with winds up to 115 kilometres per hour. 

After Mascouche, another EF0-rated tornado hit the Centre-du-Quebec village of Saint-Célestin around 4:10 p.m., with winds of up to 115 kilometres per hour.

The last observed tornado was seen in the municipality of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage in Chaudière-Appalaches approximately 40 minutes later, rated EF1 with winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour.

According to Environment Canada, damage found in Saint-Alexandre, Saint-Urbain-Premier and Shawinigan has been linked to very strong winds produced by thunderstorms.

An investigation into the Quebec tornadoes is still underway through an analysis of satellite images and drones. 

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