Monday, August 22, 2005

Cleanup continues after two tornadoes hit parts of southwestern Ontario

Last Updated Mon, 22 Aug 2005 07:38:12 EDT
CBC News
Residents in Southwestern Ontario are still cleaning up after two tornadoes and severe storms hit the area Friday afternoon.
Environment Canada confirmed the tornadoes were F-2 twisters with winds ranging between 180 and 240 kilometres an hour. Each cut a 300-metre swath of destruction, destroying homes and barns, uprooting trees and flipping cars.
A state of emergency was declared in Fergus, a town located about 150 kilometres west of Toronto. One woman said her car was lifted off the ground and flipped over three times. There were no reports of deaths or injuries.
In Toronto, which was hit by severe storms but no tornadoes, crews were cleaning up from localized flash floods. In one extreme, case flood waters managed to wash away an entire section of road.

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