Houses & grocery store damaged by falling trees as F1 tornado strikes community
A number of trees were knocked down by the tornado, falling on and damaging several houses and a grocery store. Striking at 9:00 pm, the twister’s path was 1 kilometre long and 180 metres wide.
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 F2 tornado near Bancroft, and an F0 at Morriston.
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