West Guilford, ON (DONE)

Damaging tornado touches down, cuts long swath through forest, houses, cottages

This tornado touched down at 7:20 pm, was on the ground for 13.2 kilometres and had a width of 800 metres. Trees were uprooted, snapped and, in some cases, debarked, as entire swaths of forest were levelled. Trees fell on a caused considerable damage to homes, cottages and vehicles, which also suffered minor damage to roofs, had chimneys knocked over and antennas twisted and toppled.

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┬áthe largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in Ontario. Other tornadoes included an F0 at Jackson’s Cove, 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, 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.