I live about 35km east of Elie where this happened Friday night .. This could have caused a lot more damage and destruction and injuries had it hit Winnipeg ..
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Updated Sat. Jun. 23 2007 11:03 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
A tornado that obliterated at least four homes in a small Manitoba town has been classified as an F4 — one of the most violent twisters possible.
Environment Canada meteorologists believe the twister that hit Elie, a community west of Winnipeg, had wind speeds of up to 417 kilometres per hour.
On Saturday, a day after the tornado struck, the town’s residents were amazed that no one was killed or injured.
Rescuers used search dogs to look for victims, but everyone was accounted for and there were no reports of injuries, according to reports.
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