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Tornado touched down in Kawartha Lakes, Environment Canada confirms

Environment Canada says it has confirmed that a tornado touched down Tuesday in the Kawartha Lakes region of Central Ontario.

Meteorologist Peter Kimbell says damage to a house and barn helped officials who examined the area Wednesday afternoon confirm the tornado.

Mr. Kimbell says it was an EF-2 tornado, with winds of between 180 and 200 kilometres an hour. The EF scale rates tornadoes from zero to five.

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He says the twister touched down in the community of Glenarm, about 70 kilometres north of Oshawa.

It happened as a system of severe thunderstorm moved through Southern Ontario.

The storm cut the power to about 3,000 Ontario Hydro customers. A spokesman for the utility said most of them had their power restored by Wednesday evening.

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