Extreme Weather 

Deadly Tornado Rips Through Manitoba, Reports Of Tennis Ball-sized Hail

At least one person has died after a tornado touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night, officials said Saturday.

“There’s a lot of damage being reported, and that’s only the tip of the iceburg,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Jean-Philippe Begin.

Some people reported seeing tennis ball-sized hail, up to six centimetres in diameter, while others said strong winds wreaked havoc.

Annie Richard, 47, captured video of the tornado from her home 2 km away:

“We know of three homes that were destroyed,” said local resident Valerie McInnes.

After seeing a funnel cloud forming to the southwest, Valerie and her family jumped in their car to flee.

“I have a whole new respect for the weather after tonight,” she added.

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