Major tornado tracks for 32km through Dufferin County, damages & destroys farms
With a track that was 32km long and up to 500m wide, this tornado occurred at around 9:00pm and caused the most damage in the Shelburne area. Several homes were heavily damaged and one was destroyed. In addition, several barns, silos and outbuildings were also damaged and destroyed at a number of area farms that were struck. Total damage was estimated at over $500,000 and one person was left injured.
At the McDermott home which was one of the hardest hit, the house was lifted off of its foundation and left twisted and wrecked, it’s windows shattered, furniture blown around and walls impaled by debris. The owner of that house witnessed ‘a great big grey cloud twisting around’ as it approached, then lay on the floor with his girlfriend as the home was destroyed.