Email him at nick.frew@cbc.ca. Late Friday night, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister tweeted: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Virden and the emergency responders dealing with the aftermath of the Tornado - please stay safe.". Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. "It was an amazing sight to see," she said. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Manitoba tornado/Aug. More footage from the tornado south of Virden, MB. Environment and Climate Change Canada no longer has a severe thunderstorm warning in effect over the Virden-Souris area. Hailing from Newfoundland, Frew moved to Halifax to attend journalism school. Eyes In The Sky Aerial search. It was originally rated an EF2 with wind speeds of 190 kilometres per hour. Grain silos were hit, and several vehicles were picked up off the road and thrown around the house and into the neighbouring field, he said. Canada said a tornado touched down in Manitoba Friday evening. Tornado in western Manitoba kills 2 people, injures 1 – Aug 8, 2020 Manitoba RCMP said both were pronounced dead at the scene after they were thrown from their … Thursday, December 31st 2020, 6:07 am - Canada endured a wild ride of wicked weather in 2020 -- from devastating hail and blizzards to a record hurricane season and a killer tornado. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Virden and the emergency responders dealing with the aftermath of the Tornado - please stay safe. Iwasiuk and her fiancé Aaron Jayjack set up about eight to 16 kilometres east of where the tornado formed and waited for it to touch down, said Jayjack, who caught the tornado on video. 8:00 to 8:16pm. Virden, Manitoba – On Friday night, Virden RCMP responded to a tornado touching down near Hwy 83 & Road 50N where a property was seriously damaged & vehicles had been thrown.. A 54-year-old male was located injured in one vehicle & two 18-year-old’s, a male & a female, were found deceased near the other. Virden RCMP responded to the tornado report around 8:10 p.m. local time, in an area near Highway 83 and Road 50N in Pipestone, just south of Virden. A 54yo male was located injured in one vehicle & two 18yo’s, a male & a female, were found deceased near the other. STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the Virden area shortly after 8:30 p.m., according to its Twitter account. After Friday’s tornado, the community surrounding Virden, Manitoba comes together to clean up and mourn the loss of two young people from a town nearby. — RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 8, 2020 Incredible tornado south of Virden, MB #mbstorm @MyRadarWX @MisheylaIwasiuk pic.twitter.com/X9gMUO60vT. "It was a very surreal scene. Upon arrival, police found extensive damage at a farm and a vehicle that was thrown near the highway. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings. The man had asthma but no other injuries, so Jayjack and Iwasiuk kept him talking until first responders arrived. Virden RCMP responded to the tornado report around 8:10 p.m. local time, in an area near Highway 83 and Road 50N in Pipestone, just south of Virden. As storm chaser Misheyla Iwasiuk watched a tornado touch down near Virden, Man., on Friday evening, she said she was overcome with emotion. A tornado has touched down in southwestern Manitoba near Virden, Man. The storm touched down on Friday and was powerful enough to throw a few vehicles around. The twister flipped a couple of cars, destroyed structures on a farm, and killed two people. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. "As much as it's incredible to see [a tornado], it's really hard when there's destruction and damage, and people's lives have been impacted," said Iwasiuk. At one point, there were more than 500 Manitoba Hydro customers without power, but as of 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Hydro's outage map showed that only five customers near where the tornado touched down were without power. © 2021 The Weather Network Pelmorex Weather Networks. Nicholas Frew is an online reporter with CBC News. #MBstorm https://t.co/QSATlmSArt. A storm chaser witnessed an unexpected tornado touching down in Virden, Manitoba, on August 7. VIRDEN, MAN. Footage captured Friday night shows a tornado touching down in Western Manitoba. On Friday night, Virden #rcmpmb responded to a tornado touching down near Hwy 83 & Road 50N where a property was seriously damaged & vehicles had been thrown. Small Manitoba town mourning after well-liked teens killed by tornado A funnel cloud is seen in the distance of a farmer's field near Virden, Man., in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, handout photo. 18 August 2020 @manitobapost WINNIPEG - That tornado near Virden that killed two people a couple weeks ago has been upgraded. Photo: Sean Schofer and Prairie Storm Chasers. "Then, unfortunately, we witnessed it doing some pretty severe damage, which was really gut-wrenching to watch happen.". "We yelled out to see if there was anyone there, and that's when I heard that someone was strapped into that vehicle," said Jayjack, adding that they immediately called 911. THIS HOMEMADE LUGE TRACK WILL FILL YOU WITH ENVY. At least one of them was a pickup truck, said Jayjack. Story idea? It was very powerful, very big. RCMP confirmed two people died and one person was injured by the tornado. Big tornado #mbstorm @RadarOmega_WX @PrairieChasers pic.twitter.com/YKppUL9AOA. Once the storm cleared, the couple moved toward the house that the tornado appeared to hit. ... August 8, 2020. Some ambitious storm chasers also got great footage of it. Jayjack added the tornado looked "like a cloud of smoke on the ground" at first — but once it condensed, the couple watched the twister approach a farmhouse and start moving through a field nearby. Prior to joining the CBC, Frew interned at the Winnipeg Free Press. Incredible tornado south of Virden, MB #mbstorm @MyRadarWX @MisheylaIwasiuk pic.twitter.com/X9gMUO60vT, Big tornado #mbstorm @RadarOmega_WX @PrairieChasers pic.twitter.com/YKppUL9AOA. #mbstorm @MisheylaIwasiuk @MyRadarWX pic.twitter.com/88iTbkma6l, August 7, 2020 - 806pm - 7 miles south of Virden MB #mbstorm pic.twitter.com/49H224NXIc, Shots of the devastation caused by last night’s tornado that touched down near Scarth, MB. A large tornado spawned by intense thunderstorms in a rural southern Manitoba area has killed at least two people and injured one other. Another two vehicles were in the middle of the field neighbouring the farmhouse. Saturday, August 8th 2020, 9:00 pm - A male and female, both 18, were found deceased and appeared to have been ejected from a vehicle after the tornado tracked through a rural area near Virden, Man. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Iwasiuk said it didn't take long for the twister to intensify once they started chasing it. Iwasiuk was on the phone with 911 and didn't take photos of the scene in the field, "but it didn't look good from my perspective," she said. Aug 07, 2020, 11:14 PM Advertisement 2 killed, 1 injured by tornado that touched down near Virden, Man., Friday night: RCMP Storm chaser recounts 'monster' tornado that killed 2, injured 1 near Virden, Man. STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the Virden, Man., area, after a tornado touched down Friday evening. "It was an incredible tornado. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Overall, this outbreak produced a total of 15 tornadoes, resulted in 25 tornado-related fatalities, and caused $1.606 billion (2020 USD) in damage. Discussion. Unfortunately, somewhat damaging.". Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The tornado also downed power lines and was on the ground for 10-15 minutes, according to witnesses. "We really didn't have to move; it was coming right for us, so we just sat on the highway and watched this very large storm cross the highway behind us," she said. A man and a woman, both 18 and from Melita, were pronounced dead at the scene. Aug 09, 2020, 11:27 PM Advertisement A tornado hit land near Scarth, in western Mantioba, on Friday evening. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). At one point, there were more than 500 Manitoba Hydro customers without power. Thumbnail courtesy of Sean Schofer and Prairie Storm Chasers. The twister hit the town of Virden, near the North Dakota border, around 01:00 UTC on August 8 (20:00 LT on August 7). It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Kurtis Fafard, who saw the tornado form at approximately 8 p.m. from Scarth, 16 kilometres south of Virden, described what he saw in a Facebook message to the Sun. There has been some intense weather across Canada this summer, but the Manitoba tornado of August 2020 might just take the top spot. Professional storm chaser Aaron Jayjack took this photo of the tornado near Virden, Man., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. An 18-year-old man and woman were killed and a 54-year-old man injured in Scarth, Manitoba, in Canada Friday evening in a violent tornado that wrecked havoc on local farmland. "It's very sombering and my thoughts are with everybody.". Tornado Near Scarth, MB on August 7, 2020 Confirmed On the evening of August 7, a severe thunderstorm moved through the rural municipality of Pipestone. August 8, 2020. A first responder checks on an overturned vehicle at the scene where a tornado touched down, uprooting trees and overturning two vehicles near Virden, Man., Aug. 7, 2020. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. The house itself was OK, added Jayjack, "but a lot of farm equipment was destroyed.". A huge tornado touched down in a rural area of Manitoba, Canada, near the North Dakota border on Friday evening, August 7, 2020. Iwasiuk said it was the largest tornado she has ever seen. Less than a week after surviving the tornado, Blacksmith saw the telltale dark sky forming while he was driving with a family member near the community of Alexander, 50 kilometres east of Virden. Photo by Wallace District Fire Department / THE CANADIAN PRESS Manitoba tornado/Aug. Comments are welcome while open. "I wouldn't be surprised if it got a really high rating," she said. Shot moments after the tornado passed after calling 911. A first responder checks on an overturned vehicle at the scene where a tornado touched down, uprooting trees and overturning two vehicles near Virden, Man., in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, handout photo published to social media. Cheyenne Ammeter filmed a video that showed the tornado swirling at the end of a dirt road, bringing up specks of dirt from the ground. 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