Powerful tornado tracks 23km, decimates forest & causes extensive damage to home
The first of two tornadoes to strike Northwest Ontario, this twister touched down north of Ear Falls at 5:30pm and tracked across Wenesaga Lake through sparsely populated areas.
Along its 23km path, entire tracts of forest were decimated, trees snapped, uprooted and shorn off at their tops. At one property that was hit, a house sustained significant damage, a garage and sheds were destroyed and debris scattered.
This tornado was likely more powerful than F1, and no doubt have earned a higher rating had more buildings and structures been directly impacted. The other tornado was a deadly and damaging F2 tornado that killed three fishermen at a resort on Lac Seul.