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2nd tornado touched down near Huntsville on Friday: Environment Canada

Last Updated Aug 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm EST

Damage after a storm in Huntsville, Ont., on Aug 4, 2017. Photo credit: Twitter/@alwayswanderful

Environment Canada confirms a second EF-1 tornado touched down near Huntsville in Ontario’s Muskoka region on Friday evening.

The twister moved through the Lake of Bays area between 4:10 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., about 17 kilometres northeast of Huntsville. It travelled for around nine kilometres, causing extensive tree damage and structural damage to cottages in its path.

The first twister touched down on Fairy Lake, on the south side of Huntsville, at 3:52 p.m. It moved through the area and did severe damage to some homes and trees in the vicinity.

Officials estimate both twisters had speeds of 130 to 150 km/h.

The thunderstorms that moved through the region downed trees and knocked out power to about 13,000 Hydro One customers.

Many people had to do without electricity for much of Saturday.