Residents photograph as tornado touches down, hits trees, boathouses & cottages
Touching down at 7:40, the tornado struck the small community of Myers Cave on Georgia Lake. It uprooted and snapped dozens of trees which caused subsequent damage to cottages and vehicles. In addition, a shed was demolished and a boathouse was shifted off of its footings. The event was witnessed by cottagers who captured photos of the tornado, a ragged funnel which, from a distance, had the appearance of smoke from a fire.
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 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, an F0 at Catchacoma, the F2 that devastated Combermere, an F0 near Clayton, an F2 near Bancroft, an F1 at Ferguson Corners, and an F0 at Morriston.