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.