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Northern Tornadoes Project Confirms EF0 Downburst Hit Lindsay On August 3

KAWARTHA LAKES-Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) investigations have concluded that a tornado and two downbursts occurred in southern Ontario with the storms on Thursday, August 3 including a downburst in Lindsay.

Read our original story on the storm here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2023/08/03/parts-of-kawartha-lakes-hit-hard-by-storm/

NTP ground/drone surveys were completed for all three events, resulting in an EF0 rating in each case.

A Downburst rated as an EF0 hit Lindsay on August 3 at approximately 5:00 PM with an estimated maximum wind speed of 115km/h.

Courtesy Nicole Doman

Wind damage to trees was reported in the Lindsay area after the storm passed through. Several homes under construction were damaged, golf ball-sized hail pelted homes and vehicles causing extensive damage and flooding occurred in some areas.

Courtesy Nicole Doman

No injuries were reported.

An NTP ground and drone survey was completed on August 5, 2023, documenting the damage.

A satellite imagery review is pending.

An EF0 tornado, with an estimated max. wind speed of 130 km/h hit Findlay Creek ON just before 7pm and an EF0 Downburst with an estimated max. wind speed of 120 km/h caused damage in Gordonville ON at approximately 9:45pm.


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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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