Barrie was one of five communities hit by tornadoes last Thursday
All are considered EF2 tornadoes
Barrie was not the only community in Ontario to experience a tornado last Thursday.
The Northern Tornadoes Project says there were four more, all considered EF2 tornadoes with maximum wind speeds in the range of 200 kilometres per hour.
High-resolution drone and satellite images still need to be fully analyzed by NTP and could result in a few minor changes to the details of the July 15th tornadoes. Additional tornadoes may also be found. #ONStorm (2/2) pic.twitter.com/Qolgyi8WD2— Northern Tornadoes Project 🇨🇦 (@westernuNTP) July 18, 2021
One touched down near Lorneville, just the other side of Lake Simcoe, destroying a barn and a farm outbuilding.
Another followed a 30-kilometre track from Zephyr (Uxbridge Township) to Little Britain (Kawartha Lakes) tearing most of the roof from one home. One woman was taken to hospital.
To the north, tornado ground damage has been found near Dwight, as well as around Lake Traverse in Algonquin Park.
Two days earlier, an EF0 tornado hit the ground near Penetanguishene.
feature image: Coady Fitzgerald/Barrie 360