Storm damage in Six Mile Lake
Staff, CTV Barrie
Published Saturday, September 6, 2014 5:00PM EDT
Dozens of trees were uprooted, many people are without power, and the clean-up could take days north of Port Severn near Six Mile Lake.
“When I got back yesterday, my neighbour phoned and said 'I got a few trees down'” says Paul Delkus. “I never imaged it was like this…we'll be cleaning up for a week... easy.”
Residents suspect they were hit by a tornado.
“You could see it coming through the open water and I knew then. I said to Marty ‘lock up the house and go to the garage’. We had about 5 minutes and then it hit” says Michael O’Reilly.
Environment Canada scientists are in the area surveying the damage to determine how strong the winds were and if it was a tornado.
Meanwhile, Hydro crews have been busy repairing lines and transformers to restore power to the area.
Ontario Provincial Police say there were no injuries in the area.