Environment Canada says Dunrobin tornado was region's most powerful in 116 years

By The Ottawa Sun, October 5, 2018

The massive tornado that smashed into Dunrobin was the most powerful wind storm to strike Eastern Ontario in more than a century, according to an Environment Canada report.

In its September Ontario Review, the weather agency says the Dunrobin storm did not match the intensity of a twister that smashed into Chesterville in 1902. A slightly less powerful tornado hit Rockland a year later.

The report adds a caveat: The powerful 1978 Masson-Angers, Que., tornado crossed over briefly into rural Eastern Ontario between Cumberland and Rockland).


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