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Intense and powerful windstorm ripping Toronto apart (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Apr 04, 2018 2:06 pm 6,831

Earlier this week Environment Canada put out a wind warning for Toronto, cautioning the city that wind speeds could reach up to 90 km/hr.

They also warned that the severe wind could cause power outages and damage to buildings and that loose objects may be tossed around.

And boy, was its forecast ever right.

So far today, the windstorm has caused nearly 100,000 customers in southern Ontario to lose power as strong winds move through the region.

In Hamilton, the storm was so severe it caused a giant KFC sign, which included a bucket of fried chicken, to crash into a cab in the KFC parking lot.

Powerful winds in Mississauga caused a crane to collapse backward.

Here in Toronto, the wind has wreaked havoc, causing massive swells in Lake Ontario, trees to fall over, and destruction to buildings and homes.

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According to Environment Canada, the winds are expected to gradually begin to diminish by Wednesday evening.

In the meantime, stay safe out there.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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