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Tornado confirmed in Southwestern Ontario

F1 Twister caused millions in damage


 

Leamington, Ontario, is still in a state of emergency as its residents begin cleaning up after a disastrous storm struck in the early morning on Sunday. The town of about 30,000, on the banks of Lake Erie, was hit by 175 km/h winds that knocked down countless trees, crushing cars, destroying roofs and causing what mayor John Adams estimates is millions of dollars in damage. “There’s a car buried under those trees there … it’s just amazing, the power!” said Frank Meloche, a resident of Leamington.  The community is left enduring a blackout that officials say could last for days, and the high winds gutted the town’s iconic greenhouses, which play major role in the local economy.  But, amazingly, no one was seriously injured, and Adams says the town will ask for support from the province in order to start rebuilding.

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Tornado confirmed in Southwestern Ontario

  1. Thoughts and prayers to our friends at Keepsake Plants…we are glad you are all safe

  2. Crazy, there was a tornado in the outskirts of Ottawa last year too.
    Maybe I never cared to find out but do tornadoes happen in a semi-regular basis in Ontario?

    • Yes, more often than most people are aware.

      • has there ever been a tornado touch down in the middle of september in around the bridgenorth,. ennismore ontario area?

  3. This is probably just the tip of the iceberg for major storms this year, thoughts and prayers are with you all, our weather is turning really scary

  4. I called my home town relatives this morning to make sure everyone is okay…..they are shaken but fine…..

  5. I work on one of the clean up crews in Leamington. Here we are 3 days later and the town still looks like the storm just hit yesterday. Plenty of work for able bodied people. If you need work or just want to help there is plenty to do and we could use all the help we can get.