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Canada's first F5 Tornado approaching Elie in June 2007
|Elevation||400 m (1,300 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (CST)|
|Area code(s)||204, 431|
The community is located approximately 30 km (19 mi) west of Winnipeg along the Trans-Canada Highway. The Assiniboine River forms the northern boundary of the municipality of Cartier. Other significant communities around Elie include St. Eustache, Dacotah and Springstein.
June 2007 tornado
On June 22, 2007, Elie was hit by an F5 tornado, the most powerful ever recorded in Canada, which damaged a flour mill and destroyed several houses, ripping two well-built houses off their foundations. A car was also thrown 100 metres (330 ft), but the tornado only caused one injury and no deaths, as the people had an early warning which provided them with enough time to look for protection. Warnings were provided by Environment Canada.
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