Photos by Barry Wallace
Environment Canada has concluded that the storm damage in the Holland Marsh last Thursday, May18, was consistent with an official 'Downburst'. Photos here reflect some of the damage reported which included, damaged and destroyed buildings, downed hydro and telephone poles, damaged fields and irrigation pipes, trees downed, and widespread scattered debris. The thunderstorms were severe and included high winds and large hail.
Environment & Climate Change Canada defines a 'Downburst' as a strong connective downdraft resulting in an outward burst of often damaging winds at or near the surface. The affected are may be less than 1 km to more than 100 km in horizontal dimension.
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