Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Tornados Reported Across GTA

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Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Tornados Reported Across GTA

Postby Egaladeist » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:56 pm

A massive storm cell is ripping through the GTA, with multiple reports of tornado touch downs outside the city, resulting in at least one confirmed fatality in the town of Durham, Ontario.

Early reports also indicate a tornado touching down near Vaughan Mills and cars having been flipped on highway 400 as well as tornadic activity in the city of Toronto itself, but these have yet to be confirmed as the storm continues to move eastward. Reports, photos and videos have also lit up on twitter throughout the evening.

http://www.blogto.com/city/2009/08/mass ... cross_gta/
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Re: Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Tornados Reported Across GTA

Postby Aspman » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:51 pm

Didn't know you got significant tornadoes in Canada.

Did you know there are more tornadoes in the UK then the US, but they tend to be small and no one cares much.

Except for this one - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west ... 725279.stm
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Re: Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Tornados Reported Across GTA

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:04 pm

Yep...we get tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, ice storms, major floods, all the good stuff :D

When Hurricane Hazel went through homes and trailers were washed into Lake Ontario, streets and bridges were washed out, 81 people were killed and thousands were left homeless.

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The Edmonton Tornado in 1987 ripped through Edmonton and Strathcona County killing 27 people, injuring hundreds, and destroying more than 300 homes and causing more than $330 million dollars in property damage.

In 1996 Calgary was pelted with hail the size of oranges.

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Flood was so powerful it swept away a whole shopping complex, buried cars in mud, and tore homes apart.

That's just a few of the things in my lifetime. The Ice Storm was the most destructive and it happened in 1998.
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Re: Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Tornados Reported Across GTA

Postby Aspman » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:58 pm

"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
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Re: Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Tornados Reported Across GTA

Postby Egaladeist » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:51 pm

Good thing it wasn't a passenger train :D
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Re: Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Tornados Reported Across GTA

Postby keezel » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:31 pm

Egaladeist wrote:In 1996 Calgary was pelted with hail the size of oranges.

We had that about six months ago. Everyone's cars and roofs are pretty skrewed up. My buddy just quit his accounting job and is making a killing in roof repairs.
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