Environment Canada says the uprooted trees and flying debris of Friday’s vicious storm were the result of straight-line winds and not tornadoes.
It sure didn’t feel like that. I witnessed a 30 year old maple tree slowing sideways, and listened to winds that sounded like a freight train. Lightening totally encircled us. The sky was active, and I was worried. Just as I was ready to grab my video camera, I heard a huge crack of lightening, and our home abruptly fell into darkness, as the wind continued to howl.
Unsure of what had happened, we cautiously ventured outside. The wind has settled, and our neighbourhood felt like an eerie gloom .
This is what we found….
Hamilton is blessed with many old trees, but with these winds, they snapped like toothpicks.
Unfortunately some of our local orchards suffered a loss as well.
The storm occurred Friday and there are still some areas that are still waiting for hydro to be reinstated.
All in all, I feel Mother Nature created a lot of drama, but I have to say I still feel fortunate. Sure, many of us suffered some personal loss, but there was no loss of life, and some clean up required. I think all the neighbourhoods were echoing with the sounds of chain saws. Mother Nature left her mark, but few lost their homes and had to be relocated like other parts of our own country.
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