Tornado destroys homes, uproots trees north of Montreal

A tornado touched down about an hour north of Montreal, destroying multiple homes, uprooting trees, and sending debris flying.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) said a tornado formed in the Laurentians Saturday evening around 6:10 p.m., hitting the municipality of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard.

A tornado caused significant damage in the Quebec Laurentian town of St. Adophe d’Howard. SOURCE: Info du Nord Sainte-Agathe

“Damaging winds heavily damaged dwellings and broke or uprooted numerous trees,” Environment Canada said. “An analysis to determine the strength of this tornado is ongoing.”

Hydro Quebec reported a major outage in the area affecting 3,537 customers saying the power will return in about two or three days.


The Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard municipality is advising people in the region to avoid travel for the time being. 

A tornado hit the small town of St. Adolphe d’Howard in Quebec’s Laurentians on July 23, 2022. SOURCE: Info du Nord Saint-Agathe

Police said Sunday there were no reported injuries.

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