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The Canal Lake Tornado (DONE)


Brief but intense tornado damages house near Canal Lake


About 7km northwest of Kirkfield, along the far northwest corner of Canal Lake, this small but fierce tornado left its mark on the normally serene landscape.

One of the only known witnesses, a man who was in his basement office at the time, noticed the darkening skies approach. It was only moments later that he realized it was no ordinary storm. Loud and disturbing sounds accompanied the tornado as it ripped half the roof off the modular home. Wondering if his house would collapse, the man rushed to the window to see a roaring debris-filled vortex exit his property leaving behind a narrow tattered mess of broken trees and defaced land. The tornado was short lived though, it would only go on for about 1km before dissipating just west of Rohallion.