Premier Kathleen Wynne issued the following statement in response to the severe weather that affected parts of Ontario:
"Today, the people of Angus and other communities across Ontario are dealing with the shock and devastation caused by last night's tornado and severe thunderstorms.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their homes, and I will be visiting the area in the coming days to offer my support. Provincial officials, including those from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, are on the ground working closely with local representatives to assist the community.
Thousands of homes have been left without power. Hydro One crews have made significant progress restoring power and are working as quickly as possible to bring everyone back online.
I know that the people of Ontario are strong. The community has pulled together and is rallying around those who have been most impacted by the storm. This caring and compassion will help them as they rebuild."