Devastating twister in South Central Ontario

Aftermath tornado in Midland, ON, 24 June 10

A tornado ripped a path through the South Central Ontario town of Midland during the supper hour yesterday – crushing 70 trailers and injuring 15 people.

Environment Canada has confirmed the town of about 16,000 on the shores of Georgian Bay, was clobbered by an F2 tornado that cut a wide swath, carrying winds of between 180 to 240 km/hr.

The tornado also badly damaged or destroyed some 100 local businesses and large factories including Midland Honda, where a dozen cars were flung around.

Midland Mayor Jim Downer says there are roughly 1,000 locals who have been put out of work by the destructive twister.

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