Tornado Soup
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Tornado Soup

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The beginnings of an apparent funnel cloud over Scarborough by mtlicq.


Auntie Em! It’s a twister! A whole series of them! Toronto has always enjoyed geographic coordinates virtually immune to natural disasters, but the storms this summer aren’t making us feel so safe anymore. Like something from a Roland Emmerich disaster flick, southwestern Ontario is actually being besieged by some pretty serious Tornados. According to rapidly updating media reports (with video!), funnels have been seen in Collingwood, Vaughan, Markdale, and following what police are calling a “major incident,” at least one person is dead in Durham, just south of Owen Sound.

Environment Canada has issued tornado warnings for the City of Toronto, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, and Brampton, among other districts. As for downtown Toronto, the power is out in loads of places, there’s flooding in the downtown core, and the sky is a bizarre, but beautiful yellow colour. Stay inside, folks.

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