Bancroft, ON (DONE)

Farms & houses extensively damaged, one destroyed, as F2 tornado slices through

The tornado struck several homes and farms along its 8 kilometre path that was 250 metres in width. Several houses were damaged extensively; one was destroyed after its roof and a few exterior walls were ripped off. In addition, barns were totally demolished, vehicles were moved around and trees were snapped and uprooted. Debris was scattered throughout the area with pieces of destroyed houses and barns left impaled in the ground and dangling from trees. The tornado touched down at 8:50 pm.

This was one of seventeen tornadoes that touched down in Southern and Eastern Ontario during the evening hours of August 2, 2006. Until it was surpassed in 2009, the tornado outbreak set a record as the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in Ontario. Other tornadoes included an F0 near Jackson’s Cove, an F1 at West Guilford, an F0 near Uffington, an F1 at Marsden Lake, an F0 at Myers Cave, an F0 at Kirk Cove, an F1 at Drag Lake, an F0 at Head Lake, an F1 at Minden Hills, an F1 at Big Mink Lake, an F1 at Anstruther Lake, the F2 that devastated Combermere, an F0 at Catchacoma, an F0 near Clayton, an F1 at Ferguson Corners, and an F0 at Morriston.