A wild storm is sweeping through Ontario and the videos are terrifying

Ontario weather was hectic as a storm swept through the province, wreaking havoc in southern regions including Brampton, Scarborough, Markham, Ajax, London and Mississauga to name a few.

According to Environment Canada, the storm hit the province on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21, bringing winds of up to 130 km/h along with hail ranging from the size of a nickel to the size of a tonie.

Environment Canada described the situation as “dangerous” and “possibly life-threatening”. It also cited gusts of wind could destroy buildings with “tornado-like damage” and that large hail could “damage property and cause injury.”

After the storm swept through Ontario’s southern region, Twitter was flooded with videos of the storm and its aftermath.

While some places only saw high winds, heavy rain and lightning, the storm really ripped through some communities, knocking down trees and damaging homes.

Some of the affected areas include Brampton, Mississauga, London, Markham, Toronto, Ajax and Scarborough.

The storm that erupts from a high-rise apartment in Brampton.

Videos on social media show shingles being torn from roofs by the wind and scaffolding falling into the middle of the street.

Also, clips show how severe the storm was in some places with the wind and rain pounding homes, roads and neighborhoods.

There are also photos of trees being knocked down in Ontario.

One Twitter user posted photos of a tree that had fallen on top of cars and onto the road and said, “Well, that was a doozy.”

Another video shows trees in a London neighborhood, some of which appear to have taken away power lines.

In one clip, a tree had even fallen on someone’s house, shattering what appears to be the porch and roof above.

The storm is expected to continue as it moves east, with Environment Canada storm warnings for Ottawa, Belleville, Kingston and parts of southern Quebec.

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