The Tornado near Cochrane, ON (DONE)


Probable tornado destroys hydro tower, damages small structures at Driftwood


This probable tornado touched down about 25km west-northwest of Cochrane, and south of Driftwood siding. It mainly passed over woods where a narrow swath of trees were downed. However, a nearby hydropower transmission line was hit, one of the towers being picked up, thrown and crushed¬†by the tornado. Along Highway 11, a trailer was lifted off its foundation, a¬†roadside garage had metal siding ripped off, and gas pumps were dislodged from their base. Vehicles nearby were affected as well, an empty truck was pushed 150m and a car’s windows were broken. The tornado was estimated to have tracked 10km, although this has not been confirmed.