According to Environment Canada a suspected tornado touched down near Windsor on Wednesday evening.
Windsor Police say that witnesses report seeing a funnel cloud in the community of La Salle, shortly after 7 p.m.
Numerous hydro poles were toppled over and damage was caused to a number of homes and businesses in the area.
Windsor resident Larry Leede reports seeing ”the front of buildings torn off, transport-size pieces of roof hanging from trees and across power lines, hydro poles laid down like matchsticks.”
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens confirmed on Wednesday night that three people had been taken to hospital for the treatment of non life threatening injuries.
He also said that the city is now looking at how best to assist those who have seen damage done to their homes.
A spokesperson for Environment Canada said a team would be in the area on Thursday to assess the damage and officially confirm whether a tornado had touched down.
— Jason Belanger (@JasonDBelanger) August 24, 2016
Tornado in windsor pic.twitter.com/IggObEdwfW
— Andrew Chisesi (@AndrewChisesi) August 24, 2016
Essex Power and LaSalle public works cleaning up on Victory St. Road remains closed. pic.twitter.com/p2zc0j8FMo
— LaSalle Police ON (@LaSallePoliceON) August 25, 2016
With files from Neil Kumar.