Tornado touches down near Brandon
People near Oak Lake, Man., on Monday were recalling some scary moments after a tornado touched down on Sunday evening.
Environment Canada says it happened around 8:50 p.m. CT Sunday night near Highway 1, about 32 kilometres west of Brandon. "The sun just disappeared and turned dark very quickly and very scary," Rick Plaisier, the reeve of Oak Lake told CBC News.
"You hear of all the major tornado damage in North America and you think, 'Oh my goodness. Is it going to be our turn this time?'" he said.
As the storm moved in over the lake, it started to rain and hail, Plaisier said.
Environment Canada says a twister did touch down for 30 seconds to a minute, but no damage was reported.