Environment Canada has confirmed an F1 tornado touched down in Essex County in southwestern Ontario early Sunday morning. Leamington, a town of approximately 30,000 residents, saw damage to barns, grain bins, corn silos, houses and mobile homes, as well as countless broken and uprooted trees. A state of emergency was declared by the municipality.
Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel were on the ground shortly after the tornado, bringing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual support to those affected. […]