Environment Canada confirmed Thursday afternoon that a tornado did in fact occur just north of London on Wednesday evening.
Engineers from Western University surveyed the damage in the Lucan area on Thursday and concluded that at roughly 7 o’clock Wednesday evening, an EF0 tornado with peak winds of 130km/h resulted in 5 km of damage as wide as 170 metres.
The same storm cell responsible for the Lucan tornado is responsible for reports of a tornado in the Drumbo area but as of Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada was still investigating whether or not a tornado occurred.
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Heather Cunningham is the owner of Big Al’s Storage in Lucan and said damage is extensive but her and her husband are waiting for insurance company assessments.
“We found a snowmobile trailer that was parked in our yard is now in the township’s yard in front of their fence in a few pieces,” she told AM980.
“We have a tent trailer that was turned over upside down onto its roof and we had, it looked like about a 25 foot camping trailer onto its side. A couple snowmobile trailers moved across the yard.”
Cunningham added that her neighbour actually witnessed the action.
“He was in the shed so he actually got a better witness to it than most people. He said he thought it was a truck roaring… he couldn’t believe the sounds it was making.”
The tornado Wednesday night is the third in Ontario this year.