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Fast, fierce storm hits Kawartha Lakes, knocking down trees

A fierce, fast storm blew through Kawartha Lakes at approximately 7pm on Thursday night.

Heavy rain and strong winds knocked down trees near Bobcaygeon. It looks like lightning hit a tree on Fairbairn Street between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls making the road impassable. There are reports of a tree down on Walkers Road as well.

There are reports of bbq’s being thrown across the yard and branches down across the city.

A TV antenna was blown over in Kinmount damaging a shed.

Environment Canada (EC) issued a severe thunderstorm watch for The Kawartha’s and Peterborough Thursday afternoon.

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

EC says very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes and lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

 

 

 

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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