Environment Canada confirms tornado in New Tecumseth, no
Posted June 25,
Environment Canada confirmed last night that an EF-1 tornado
cut a swath through a "narrow damage track" that started just east of
Tottenham and extended several kilometres eastward dissipating just
before reaching Highway 400.
Dr. David Sills, Severe Weather Researcher, Environment
Canada, told The Weather Network the destruction caused was "typical of
high end EF-1 damage (which features wind speeds between 135-175 km/h).
It's believed the tornado touched down on 15 Sideroad near the
4th Line, and was confined in a north south area of 200 to 300 metres,
and moved eastward for approximately 10 km. In its wake, one home on 15
Sideroad sustained significant damage to its three car garage, and the
part of the residence it was attached too. Some barns were flattened,
and in one instance, a horse broke its leg in the melee and had to be
put down. Trees and hydro wires were knocked down, and roads in the
area blocked off as a result. No injuries were reported.
Yesterday's weather incident comes exactly one week, and near
the same hour that an EF-2 tornado struck a subdivision in Angus that
caused extensive damage to homes and properties affecting more than 300
At this post, a statement on the situation was pending from
the Town of New Tecumseth.
south of the 4th it came right in front of me. 3 mins earlier I would
have been there. The truck in front of me way blown into the ditch.
Everyone is ok. Me and another man banged on the door until the home
owners came out."
Witnesses report tornado in rural New Tecumseth
Posted June 24
- Emergency crews are dealing with the aftermath of what several
witnesses report was a tornado that touched down on the 15th Sideroad
and wound itself around in the area of 20 Sideroad and between the 4th
and 5th Line. No injuries are reported. Damage to barns, and a
residential garage collapsed, but the homes impacted escaped serious
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