Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tornado Causes Damage on Manitoba Reserve, but No Injuries Reported

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tornado Causes Damage on Manitoba Reserve, but No Injuries Reported

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Tornado causes damage on Manitoba reserve

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WAYWAYSEECAPPO FIRST NATION, Man. - There were no reports of injuries but seven homes were damaged on a First Nation when a severe storm hit southern Manitoba on Monday.

Environment Canada confirmed four tornadoes touched down in the region, including one that hit the Waywayseecappo First Nation in the late afternoon.

Waywayseecappo Chief Murray Clearsky said one of the seven homes was completely destroyed, and about 70 people were forced to seek shelter elsewhere.

The Canadian Red Cross was sending volunteers to nearby Russell, Man., to provide food and housing for those displaced residents.

Environment Canada said the tornado in Waywayseecappo lasted for at least five minutes.

The weather service also said tornadoes also made it to ground near Binscarth, Rossburn and Elphinstone. …

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