Tornado damages up to nine homes in west-central Alberta, no serious injuries: RCMP

SUNDRE, Alta. – According to the RCMP, a tornado caused significant damage to up to nine homes in west-central Alberta.

Cpl. Gina Slaney says no one was seriously injured and everyone was found in the impact area southeast of Sundre.

She says the tornado tore through the rural area around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Images show damaged homes, destroyed outbuildings, uprooted trees and damaged power lines.

Slaney says police from Sundre, Airdrie, Olds and Didsbury, and a fire crew from Cremona went door-to-door checking on those affected by the tornado.

She says some roads were temporarily closed due to fallen trees and debris, but have since reopened and crews were working to restore power to the area.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 7, 2022


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