Damage reported near Barrie after tornado warnings issued for multiple regions

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There are multiple reports of damage south of Barrie after Environment Canada issued multiple tornado warnings for several regions near Lake Simcoe.

Photos and videos posted on social media appeared to show wide-ranging damages to homes, particularly on the southern edge of Barrie.

A South Simcoe Police update on Twitter said the service received reports of property damage in northeast Innisfil.

According to the Environment Canada alert issued just before 2:50 p.m., meteorologists were tracking a severe storm near Innisfil. The storm was reported to be moving east at around 65 km/h.

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Residents in the area along with those in Beaverton, Georgina, Sutton, Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Georgina Island, Sunset Beach, Pefferlaw, as well as areas near Dufferin County, were urged to take cover immediately.

At around 3:30 p.m., warnings for communities in the northern parts of York and Durham Region were dropped.

Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell said residents east of Lake Simcoe should pay particular attention to the storm.

This is a developing story that will be updated throughout the afternoon.

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