Photo: Viewer Sara Tkachyk took this picture of the Elie Tornado from her farm, five miles north of Culross, Manitoba.
June 23, 2007
A tornado that obliterated at least four homes in a small Manitoba town has been classified as an F4 -- one of the most violent twisters possible.
Environment Canada meteorologists believe the twister that hit Elie, a community west of Winnipeg, had wind speeds of up to 417 kilometres per hour.
In addition to the destroyed homes in Elie, several houses were damaged, a few trucks were tossed into fields and powerful winds caused a transport truck to roll over into a ditch on the Trans Canada Highway.
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