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Old 08-22-2011, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Goderich tornado - August 21, 2011

EC Confirms F3....from the statement at 2:15pm

"ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS CONFIRMED THAT, AT APPROXIMATELY 4:00 PM
SUNDAY, A TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE LAKE HURON SHORELINE THROUGH
GODERICH AND SOUTHEASTWARD TO JUST EAST OF SUMMERHILL. A SURVEY TEAM
HAS DONE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DAMAGE AND HAS RATED THE TORNADO AS
FUJITA SCALE THREE, WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 280 KM/H. THE LENGTH OF
THE TORNADO TRACK WAS APPROXIMATELY 20 KM, WITH A WIDTH THAT VARIED
FROM ABOUT 500 M IN GODERICH TO LESS THAN 200 M FURTHER SOUTHEAST.
THE SURVEY TEAM HAS REPORTED THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN DOWNTOWN
GODERICH, INCLUDING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS, ROOFS REMOVED,
NUMEROUS VEHICLES OVERTURNED AND TREES DOWN. THERE IS ONE REPORTED
FATALITY, AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH UNKNOWN INJURIES"
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