Rosa, MB Tornado Damage, July 1977
TORNADO KILLS 2 IN CANADA.
Rosa, Man. (AP) -- Two people died and two others were critically injured Monday night when a tornado ripped a farm house off its foundations near this southern Manitoba community.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police identified the dead as:
MIKE KLEIN, 72.
KATIE KLEIN, 58, his wife.
Their daughter JOANNE GRENIER, 22, and her 14-month-old daughter TARA were in critical condition today in St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg.
The twister touched down about 8 p.m. CDT in an area several miles long and perhaps a mile wide about 60 miles south of Winnipeg. Weather officials said the winds could have reached a peak force of 200 miles an hour.
The tornado lifted the KLEINS' house and deposited it several hundred yards away.
There was extensive damage to other property in the area, including houses and farm buildings. The tornado killed livestock, felled trees and hydro poles, flattened crops, and peeled asphalt off Highway 59 near St. Malo and Rosa.
No other serious injuries were reported, and there was no early estimate of the amount of damage.
Daily Journal Fergus Falls Minnesota 1977-07-19