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Old 04-28-2011, 02:56 PM
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Photos and Video Wind Storm (Apr.28/2011)

[this post will be edited as more information comes in]

* Recorded wind speeds of 124 km/hr (in Niagara) - localized winds were likely higher.

* 2 confirmed deaths in Niagara - Grimsby man killed by flying garage door, St. Catharines man killed when falling tree crushed him in his car (he was taken to hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries a couple days later)

* Skyway Bridge in St. Catharines closed after tractor trailer flipped over from winds.

* Lockview Public School in St. Catharines had large portion of roof blown off - pieces of it found up to 2 blocks away.

* Many buildings had their sidings and/or shingles stripped off, and many were missing entire sections of roof. Sights like this and this were very common.

* Power out to large sections of St. Catharines. Some areas without power for over 3 days.

Damage photos here: Wind Storm (Apr.28/2011) damage photos [x156]

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WWCN11 CWTO 280852
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 4:52 AM EDT THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2011.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

WIND WARNING FOR:
=NEW= SIMCOE - DELHI - NORFOLK
=NEW= DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
=NEW= NIAGARA
=NEW= CITY OF HAMILTON
=NEW= BELLEVILLE - QUINTE - NORTHUMBERLAND
=NEW= KINGSTON - PRINCE EDWARD.

..WIND GUSTS TO 90 KM/H EXPECTED TODAY..

WIND GUSTS TO 90 KM/H WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING OVER REGIONS
ADJACENT TO LAKE ERIE AND SPREAD NORTHEAST TO LAKE ONTARIO
MIDDAY. THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF A FEW GUSTS OVER
100 KM/H IN THE WARNED AREAS.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
==DISCUSSION==
REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

END/OSPC

I'm sending this from my phone as power is out to most of the city (St. Catharines). Went out to get damage shots. What a mess. Street lights out everywhere made for one heck of a drive. Roads congested at every intersection. Lots more to come with pics if/when power is restored.

'Hope everyone is safe. Take lots of pictures and post 'em!

I'll edit this post to add more throughout the day.

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Old 04-28-2011, 03:45 PM
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Default Re: Wind Storm (Apr.28/2011)

From my vantage point on the 3rd floor of an office building, I saw a flag pole get blown down. Our 'smoke deck' was closed off today due to a large piece of metal (I was told that it was from an A/C unit) came flying down 6 floors to land on our deck. Thankfully no one was injured. A co-worker was showing me pics of his drive in to work... trees down everywhere. Also a friend messaged me saying that a power line went down right behind her and she felt the vibration of the electricity from inside the car.

Im hoping that I return home to minimal damage... Wondering if I will see Dorothy and Toto on the way home?? lol
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My Neighbours fence got messed up. All the posts snaped and my dad had to use anchors to get them back up. Also we had very strong winds with a thunderstorm early this morning then another with some rain arond 1030 that sprayed in my class at school. Also there are some trees down in the city. Power out in stoney creek too
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Damage photos from St. Catharines and Niagara on the Lake up here: Wind Storm (Apr.28/2011) damage photos [x156]
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Winds of 124km/hr in Niagara Falls :

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399 
 AWCN11 CWTO 282013
 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 4:13 PM EDT THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2011.

-------------------------------------------------------------
 ==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==
 A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN
 ONTARIO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN ASSOCIATION WITH A LOW PRESSURE
 CENTRE MOVING INTO CENTRAL ONTARIO. THERE WERE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF
 STRONG WIND GUSTS, POWER OUTAGES AND SPORADIC DAMAGE ACROSS A FAIRLY
 LENGTHY SWATH FROM EAST OF LONDON TO THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO REGION
 INTO THE GREATER TORONTO AREA AND THEN EAST.

TODAY A FAST MOVING DYNAMIC LOW MOVED TROUGH SOUTHERN ONTARIO
 BRINGING WITH IT DAMAGING WINDS.  THERE WERE NUMEROUS REPORTS WINDS
 IN EXCESS OF 90 KM/H AND TREES DOWN.  THE WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED FOR
 THE AREAS ADJACENT TO LAKE ERIE AND ONTARIO BUT CONTINUE INTO THE
 ST.LAWRENCE AND OTTAWA VALLEY.
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 STORM REPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY APRIL 27TH
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 LOCATION (TIME)                 EVENT DESCRIPTION

LONDON (2:32 PM)                76 KM/H GUST

BLANDFORD-BLENHEIM (SW OF       ONTARIO PROV. POLICE REPORTS POSSIBLE
 KITCHENER) (3:05 PM)            TORNADO WITH DEBRIS AND TREES  DOWN

AYR (S OF KITCHENER) (3:10 PM)  POSSIBLE TORNADO (NO CONFIRMED
                                 DAMAGE)

WATERLOO-WELLINGTON AIRPORT     107 KM/H GUST
 (3:18 PM)

BRESLAU (3:20 PM)               100 KM/H GUST

FERGUS (3:30 PM)                PROBABLE TORNADO - SOME MINOR DAMAGE
                                 TO LOCAL BUILDINGS

EAST GARAFRAXA (SW OF           SEVERELY DAMAGED BARN (ROOF AND SOME
 ORANGEVILLE) (3:45 PM)          WALLS BLOWN 60 METRES) AND TREE  DOWN

ENVIRONMENT CANADA IS LOOKING INTO SOME OF THE DAMAGE REPORTS ALONG
 WITH EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNTS AND PHOTOS TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY
 TORNADOES MAY BE CONFIRMED OR PROBABLE. A DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM IS IN
 THE FEGUS AREA FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

--------------------------------------------------------------
 STORM REPORTS FOR THURSDAY APRIL 28TH
 --------------------------------------------------------------
 LOCATION (TIME)                 WIND GUSTS

KITCHENER (7:18 A.M)             85 KM/H

LONG POINT (10 A.M)              115 KM/H

PORT COLBORNE (8 A.M)            95 KM/H

HAMILTON (9:43 A.M)              95 KM/H

ST. CATHERINES (10 A.M)          95 KM/H

WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO BUOY (10 A.M) 99 KM/H

PETERBOROUGH (10 A.M)            94 KM/H

NIAGARA FALLS (10:30 A.M)        124 KM/H

VINELAND (11 A.M)                105 KM/H

TORONTO (11 A.M)                 94 KM/H

TORONTO ISLAND (11 A.M)          91 KM/H

KINGSTON (12:44 P.M)             99 KM/H

COBOURG (1 P.M)                  93 KM/H

BROCKVILLE (2 P.M)               105 KM/H

OTTAWA (2 P.M)                   94 KM/H

MASSENA, U.S. (2:41 P.M)         89 KM/H

WERE CONTINUING TO GET DAMAGE REPORTS FROM AREAS NEAR ST. CATHERINES
 AND WILL UPDATE THE MESSAGE ACCORDINGLY.

THIS WEATHER SUMMARY CONTAINS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION AND MAY NOT
 CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL OR FINAL REPORT.

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Nice Video. I caught quite a few photos and will upload them ASAP either here or to my panoramio account
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http://v4.cache4.c.bigcache.googleap...rect_counter=1

Look at the photos that are above(and one to the left) of the April 27th Thunderstorm... The ones above(and the one to the left) are some of the damage. I will upload more later
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http://v4.cache4.c.bigcache.googleap...rect_counter=1

Look at the photos that are above(and one to the left) of the April 27th Thunderstorm... The ones above(and the one to the left) are some of the damage. I will upload more later
I think you posted a link to something else The photo you linked is a wall with some plaster removed. ( ? ) From your wording I'm guessing you mean to send a link to a gallery of images - the link you sent is an image of a wall. Judging from no damage to stuff around it, no debris on the ground meaning it's probably an old wall that chipped off long ago (probably water damage or just bad workmanship) I'm guessing the image isn't part of the gallery you meant to link
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No it had been cleaned up earlier. I was talking to the mall supervisour when i was eating subway and he said that it happend around 11am along with the sign
http://www.panoramio.com/user/5581127
and there is the link. LOL sorry about that
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