Environment Canada confirms 2 tornadoes hit southwestern Ontario Friday

Funnel cloud sighted in Wheatley during tornado watch

Environment Canada investigating possible tornado near Kitchener

Environment Canada is investigating two possible tornadoes that may have touched down in southwestern Ontario Friday night.

Environment Canada says they're deploying a team of investigators to Hawkesville, a town 20 minutes northwest of Kitchener. "Farm equipment weighing over a ton was knocked over including a fork lift, a metal press and a grain drill", the agency said, adding that maximum winds were estimated as 180 km/h.

Environment Canada estimated the track to be about 5 km.

Severe Weather Meteorologist Rob Kuhn says the tornado was fairly minor, but did cause some damage.

"Power lines were snapped and continuous lightning was associated with the twister". We've seen photos of solar panels, as well as a greenhouse, that were damaged in Leamington.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported from either tornado.

A screen capture from a video shot by Kaily Zack shows the funnel cloud beginning of a tornado in Wheatley, Aug. 11, 2017.

A couple of farms farther north from Epp suffered damages.

"It just missed my brother's house by about a 100 feet", he said.

Last year, two tornadoes tore through parts of Windsor and neighbouring LaSalle, leaving destruction in their paths.

Kuhn says tornadoes are common for this region.

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