Severe thunderstorms, including a tornadic supercell thunderstorm tracked across rural Western Manitoba, Friday.
Current indications suggest the tornado was on the ground for 30-45 minutes. Social media users also reported golf-ball to tennis-ball-sized hail, creating additional property damage – unrelated to the tornado.
Alonsa, Manitoba was hit particularly hard. Photos and videos circulating across social media have shown significant structural damage to homes, trees and property. The RCMP has confirmed the death of one Alonsa resident, a 77-year-old man found outside his badly damaged home.
— Prairie Storm Chasers (@PrairieChasers) August 4, 2018
The tornado tracking through Alonsa around 9pm CDT. Bluff Creek and Margaret Bruce Beach were hit particularly hard.
— rob (@WpgSportsNerd) August 4, 2018
This photo posted to twitter shows a flipped camper in Margaret Bruce Beach. Located near Silver Ridge.
This is the reason why we tell you not to take shelter in a trailer and your car during a tornado pics taken by Vanessa Whyte at Margaret Bruce Beach Campground near Silver Ridge MB last night #mbstorm pic.twitter.com/B8ckD7fLxz
— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokise) August 4, 2018