Gananoque -Was that a mini tornado that hit the Town?


VIDEO – Gananoque Twister 21-8-2011


From Gananoque Reporter
Extensive damage to properties in Gananoque

An unconfirmed tornado touched down here in Gananoque. Most of the damage was confined to River, Fourth, Oak Streets and Victoria Ave.

According to Eric Cooper who lives on Victoria Ave., he was sitting in his living room and heard a loud noise.

“It sounded like someone was dragging something heavy up the street,” Cooper said.

He said the wind was blowing south to north and he started closing the front windows.

“By the time I made it to the back, the wind had changed directons,” Cooper said.

Cooper’s tree ended up in his next door neighbour’s backyard.

“It sounded like a transport,” one neighbour described the noise as.

The storm which torn through the area was over as quickly as it started Cooper said.

“It was over like that,” he said snapping his fingers.

Area residents were concerned for the well-being of an 18-month old and another girl as they had gone out for a walk before the storm hit.

“They walked by with the baby in the stroller just before the storm came through,” Cooper said.

Both were found safe said Cooper. The girls were found around 5:20 p.m, the storm missed the two girls said a neighbour.