Tornado described as 'tapered column' leaves 10km damage path through area farms
The F1 tornado at South Easthope, Ontario. This tornado first touched down at 3:15 pm near the hamlet of Flannigan Corners, then travelled to the northeast for 10 kilometres through area farms. Its path was only 30m in width, along which trees were snapped and fields of corn were flattened, farm vehicles were moved about and machinery tossed for hundreds of metres. In addition, calf hutches were thrown through the air and four of the animals were killed. Crop and property damage from the tornado was estimated at $50,000.
This was the first of three tornadoes that touched down on August 19, 2005, and it was the day’s only tornado that was visible and sighted by witnesses. Area residents described the tornado as being a ‘broad column that tapered to its base’. The other two tornadoes were larger and more damaging, up to a kilometre in width and totally wrapped in rain.It was followed two damaging tornadoes: