Witnesses observe tornado at Sunset Beach, leaves path of damage to Port Bolster
The EF1 tornado at Port Bolster, Ontario. This tornado occurred at around 12:50pm and tore a 5-6km path across the eastern shoreline of Lake Simcoe. Local residents witnessed the tornado at Sunset Beach shortly after its initial touchdown, and their reports prompted Environment Canada to issue a tornado warning. In addition, radar showed a supercell with a clear hook and a strong velocity couplet moving over the area. The warning was issued at 12:56pm, indicating a tornado on the ground at Sunset Beach, headed toward the town of Beaverton.
The tornado passed from Sunset Beach to Riverview Beach where it left a path of damaged trees and an expansive boat shed demolished at Flying Bridge Marina. From there the tornado moved on to the northeast, causing heavy tree damage in Corner Park and along Clovelly Cove on the west side of Port Bolster. It then moved across the north edge of the small town, twisting, snapping and uprooting trees, leaving roof damage to cottages and outbuildings, and destroying a large garage. The garage, located on lake Ridge Road, was blown apart with debris scattered for dozens of metres across neighbouring properties.
1:00pmEDT – TORNADO reported with this storm near Sunset Beach moving NE take shelter immediately #onstorm pic.twitter.com/bjCIDZeC40
— Dayna Vettese (@daynavettese) August 13, 2016
Port Bolster – Micro burst ? #onstorm #no #injuries pic.twitter.com/aT68vUkr7C
— Mike Agnes (@themikeagnes) August 13, 2016
Residents clean up after extensive storm damage in Clovelly Cove & Durham 23 area of Port Bolster pic.twitter.com/T1ZYbm48Nc
— Heidi Riedner (@HRiedner) August 13, 2016
— Pam Ogawa (@Pammy998) August 13, 2016
Did you suffer any damage from yesterday’s storm and are cleaning up today? This photo was taken near Pefferlaw. pic.twitter.com/q9HIbY3u5R
— CTV News Barrie (@CTVBarrieNews) August 14, 2016
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