F1 tornado tracks 15km from Cambridge to Burlington, damages trees, barns, homes
Touching down in the Littles Corners area of Cambridge and travelling for 15km to the Westover area in northwest Burlington, this F1 tornado had a width of 300m and caused the most damage in Kirkwall. The tornado took down power poles and snapped and uprooted large numbers of trees which came down and caused damaged to buildings and vehicles. Some houses also received minor damage, including one that had it’s chimney toppled and sent crashing through the home’s roof.
This was one of three tornadoes that touched down on August 24, 2011. The others occurred at Nairn (F1) and Neustadt (F0). In addition, this event occurred just a few days after the deadly and destructive tornado that ravaged Goderich (F3) on August 21, leaving tornado-weary Ontarians with frayed nerves.