Lac Seul, ON

Jul 09, 2009

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Three Killed as violent F2 tornado sweeps away cabins at Fisherman's Cove Resort

This tornado hit at about 8:30pm, with a path that was 2km long and 100m wide. It levelled swaths of forest and tore through Fisherman’s Cove Resort on Lac Seul with tragic results.

At Fishermen’s Cove, boats were overturned, docks were thrown from the lake and two cabins were swept away. Three men, visitors from Oklahoma, were killed, and five more were injured. When rescuers arrived at the camp after the storm, survivors were found out in the lake, having been tossed there by the winds.

Several witnesses captured photos and videos of the tornado, a bowled multiple vortex that became a fat and wide stovepipe as it tore through the camp.

This was the second of two tornadoes to touch down in Northwestern Ontario on July 9; the other was a long-track F1 tornado that passed across Wenasaga Lake.

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