09/09/2012 05:37 EDT | Updated 11/09/2012 05:12 EST

Drummondville Tornado: F-0 Twister Tears Up Area North Of Montreal, Leaves Thousands Without Power


DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - A small tornado hit an area north of Montreal on Saturday as part of a storm that left more than 90,000 homes and businesses without power.

Rene Heroux of Environment Canada says wind speeds hit 120 kilometres per hour in Drummondville, Que., tearing off the roof of at least one building.

Heroux says the tornado ranked as a F-0 twister, the lowest on a scale that goes up to F-5.

Branches and debris were thrown about as high winds, lightning strikes and bursts of rain hit the southern part of the province.

There were about 2,400 Hydro-Quebec clients still without power across the province on Sunday afternoon.

It was the fifth tornado of the season in Quebec.

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