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Old 12-30-2010, 02:10 AM
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Default Re: 2005, July 7 - Pilot Mound, MB F2 tornado

Residents of Pilot Mound, still recovering from the loss of their century-old hotel, and pumping water from their basements because of excessive rain, now anguish for several farmers just north of town who suffered a devastating tornado Saturday evening.

The 1/4 mile wide twister suspected to be 1/2 mile wide when it hit 34 Hwy, damaged or completely destroyed everything in its 5 mile path.

The twister began its destructive journey west of Bruce & Joyce McKay's home (The Grassick Farm), leaving their house trailer intact as it proceeded through their yard south east. Other buildings in the yard were not so fortunate. Those which were not completely destroyed were not worth saving.

Cal & Tracy McKay suffered tree damage in their farm yard as well.

Further east, Robin & Kelli-Ann McKay were fortunate to not be home as their house-trailer, grain bins, barn and smaller sheds on the yard were completely destroyed. All that remains standing is the old house they used for storage. Friends & family searched nearby fields Sunday morning for personal effects with little success.

The twister continued south east, damaging the nearly completed new garbage disposal and recycling depot next to 34 Hwy.

From there it proceeded east to Klassen's also destroying another property of Bruce Mckay's almost straight east from Klassen's. This is the former Jim & Esther Burns property. It then continued further south east to Billy Boyd's before it finally dissipated.
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