Possible tornado causes damage in Amaranth

June 24, 2014   ·   0 Comments


Late Tuesday afternoon emergency crews responded to reports of a possible tornado touching down in Amaranth.


The damage, which seemed to stretch from Blind Line to Laurel and run just south of County Road 10, ranged from downed power lines and damaged trees, to shingles being torn off roofs, campers collapsing and being thrown into homes, and damaged vehicles.


Although reports were made as early as 3:20 p.m., according to Dufferin OPP, Environment Canada had yet to officially determine whether or not the storm was a tornado by Wednesday afternoon.


Currently, the OPP do not have an official statement regarding the storm, but it is clear that there was a lot of damage sustained in the storm. An entire line of trees was torn down on one property on County Road 11, with their neighbours across the street encountering uprooted trees as well.


However, Nottawasaga OPP said Environment Canada has confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in New Tecumseth a little later, damaging one residence and a garage on 15 Sideroad between 4th Line and Highway 9.


Preliminary Investigation revealed that the strong winds and severe weather cut a path eastward near 15 Sideroad as far as Highway 27. Police had to close a stretch of the 4th Line for several hours due to downed hydro lines and trees.


Photos by Tabitha Wells

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