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How much the Barrie tornado cost insurers

August 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

Six tornadoes that hit Barrie and other communities in Ontario last month caused $75 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The EF-2 strength tornadoes impacted the communities of Barrie, Innisfil, Kawartha

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Get ready for hundreds of claims from Barrie twister

July 21, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The industry will probably see well over 200 claims from the July 15 tornado that hit Barrie, Ont., says a wind damage expert who has looked at the affected area. “I expect the total number of damaged houses was about

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Why insured losses from Barrie twister may be higher than you think

July 16, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The number of Barrie, Ont. clients whose homes are damaged beyond repair by Thursday’s tornado may be more than initially reported, an industry expert predicted Friday. The tornado touched down at about 2:30 p.m. July 15, the Canadian Press reported.

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Tornado touchdown causes damage in midwestern Ontario

June 28, 2021 The Canadian Press

Environment Canada says that at least one tornado touched down late Saturday afternoon in midwestern Ontario. Agency meteorologist Brian Owsiak says that reports from the ground, as well as radar signatures, confirmed that a twister hit just east of Chatsworth,

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Cleanup of trees, debris underway after deadly Quebec tornado

June 22, 2021 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MASCOUCHE, Que. – Residents of a town north of Montreal on Tuesday were clearing out tree branches and twisted debris scattered by a deadly tornado that tore through the community and killed one of their neighbours. The tornado Monday afternoon

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Environment Canada says tornadoes destroy barns, down trees in southern Ontario

June 11, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GLENCOE, Ont. – Environment Canada says it’s investigating after two tornadoes were reported near London, Ont., Wednesday night. The weather agency says the first happened at 7:50 p.m. in Glencoe, Ont., while the second happened 40 minutes later in Belmont,

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Severe weather lashes Saskatchewan town, spawns tornado in Alberta

July 15, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

Roofs were ripped off buildings and power lines were toppled when wind gusting at well over 100 kilometres an hour and packing toonie-size hail lashed the west-central Saskatchewan town of Eston. There are no immediate reports of injuries following the

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Residents clean up after tornado near Montreal

July 12, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST-ROCH-DE-L’ACHIGAN, Que. – A tornado tore through a campground north of Montreal Thursday evening, snapping trees, toppling trailers and sending at least one injured man to hospital. “When I drove through, I saw a trailer that was all twisted, up

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The extent of June 29 Saskatchewan tornado damage

July 3, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GOODSOIL, Sask. – Cleanup continues at a Saskatchewan campground following two tornadoes that snapped trees and caused severe damage on the Canada Day long weekend. Trevor Finlay, manager of Meadow Lake Provincial Park, says about 90 per cent of boats,

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Tornadoes strike Saskatchewan campground

July 2, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GOODSOIL, Sask. – Environment Canada confirms winds that flattened a northwest Saskatchewan campground over the weekend were the result of tornadoes. The agency says in a weather summary of the incident that a severe thunderstorm moved through the Murray Doell

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How reliable are severe weather emergency alerts?

June 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

Two tornadoes that swept through the Ottawa region Sunday have prompted questions about the effectiveness of Canada’s emergency alert system. Questions arose after numerous residents reported that they never received warnings about a tornado that hit Orléans, an east-end suburb

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Tornadoes hit Gatineau, Ottawa areas, though no injuries reported

June 3, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Strong winds uprooted trees and damaged homes, but nobody was injured when a tornado touched down in the Ottawa area Sunday evening. Environment Canada issued tornado warnings in eastern Ontario and western Quebec after someone spotted a twister