You may have seen a sprinkle of rain around the GTA on Wednesday, but some people in northern Hamilton were slammed by a violent thunderstorm around the dinner hour — that spawned a tornado.
A survey team associated with Environment Canada, the Northern Tornadoes Project, confirms that a brief tornado caused a narrow path of damage near the hamlet of Strabane.
The team rates it an EF1, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h.
The @westernuNTP storm survey team confirms that a brief tornado caused a narrow path of damage in the Strabane area of Hamilton, ON at 4:30 PM yesterday. Outbuilding destroyed, barn roof shifted/damaged, trees snapped, truck overturned. Max wind of 150 km/h, rated EF1. #ONstorm pic.twitter.com/7JDEbLsnq2— Northern Tornadoes Project (@westernuNTP) October 1, 2020
Pictures online show significant damage to vehicles and homes in the rural area.
Apparently, no one was injured.
#BREAKING Environment Canada confirms it was a tornado that all but destroyed this family business in Flamborough yesterday afternoon. Owner desribes seeing plants and debris lifted 150 feet straight up; fencing and roofs also ripped apart. @680NEWS pic.twitter.com/ZnVAUH5klX— Mark Douglas (@Douglas680NEWS) October 1, 2020
The GTHA could be in for another unpredictable afternoon with boil-up thunderstorms possible across that region Thursday.
Story by 680 NEWS.