Debris-filled cone tornado slices through Woodbridge, damages hundreds of homes
The F2 tornado in the Woodbridge neighbourhood of Vaughan, Ontario. The first of two strong tornadoes which struck Vaughan, this one touched down at 6:05pm and tore through the Woodbridge community in the southwest corner of the city. It was 100m in width and tracked for 9.6km through the dense neighbourhood, damaging hundreds of houses, several of which were totally demolished; garages were destroyed, windows shattered and roofs ripped off. In addition, trees and power poles were snapped and cars flipped and tossed.
Witnesses captured photos and videos of the tornado, a debris-filled cone tornado that caused constant power flashes as it tore through the neighbourhood.
This was one of nineteen tornadoes that struck Southern and Central Ontario on August 20. The others:
- deadly and destructive F2 that struck Durham
- damaging F2 that hit The Blue Mountains
- F1 at Arnstein
- F1 that tracked between New Lowell and Edenvale
- F1 at Newmarket
- F0 at Moonstone
- damaging F2 tornado in the Maple neighbourhood of Vaughan
- F0 at Dollars Lake
- F1 that struck Gravenhurst
- F1 at Milton
- F0 near North Bay
- F1 near Haliburton
- F0 at Redstone Lake
- F1 at Ril Lake
- F0 at Orono
- F1 at Rice Lake
- F1 that tracked from Bancroft to Carlow Mayo
- F1 at Buckshot Lake
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