Inwood, ON (DONE)

Trailer house destroyed but children emerge unscathed as F1 tornado strikes

This tornado struck a mobile home, shifting it several meters off of its footings. Its windows were smashed and roof torn off with debris thrown for more than 1km; two children were inside the trailer at the time but emerged unscathed. At nearby properties, trees were snapped and shorn off at the tops, and a small barn and a shed were destroyed.

According to Ethan Stender who lived on Shiloh Lane, just outside of Inwood, “I was 6 years old when the tornado hit, and can remember how crazy the weather was that day. I specifically remember seeing the tornado touch down from our sun room, and thinking it was smoke. I got really worried that someones house was on fire. My mom told me that it wasn’t smoke, that it was a tornado. I was a huge fan of the movie Twister at the time (still am – classic movie) so instead of getting scared, I got super excited that I was seeing a real live tornado. I remember watching it the whole time and being disappointed that it didn’t last very long. In retrospect, we probably should have taken cover.”

This was one of two tornadoes to touch down in Southern Ontario on June 30; the other was an F1 at Guelph.