Environment Canada may send team to investigate London region storm damage
Kathy Rumleski, CTV London
Published Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:27PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 18, 2017 6:47PM EDT
Environment Canada says it is considering sending an investigative team to the London region, following a nasty storm that included hail, strong winds and downpours.
A tornado warning was in effect Saturday afternoon for London and Eastern Middlesex County.
Meteorologist Steve Knott says they’d like to get more information to see if the rotation that was spotted on radar touched down anywhere.
“We’ve seen some footage. It could very well have been a tornado. No doubt there was rotation on the radar,” he says.
Sometimes Environment Canada works with a team from Western University who have investigated tornado touchdowns in the past, including northeast of London in April. “They know what they’re doing,” Knott says.
He is looking at footage sent in from Arkona that shows storm damage from Saturday.
On Rock Glen Road, residents were left without power for about 10 hours and the road was closed. About 40 pine trees were lost on one property, says resident James Finlay.
“…all the tops were taken off of them leaving a carnage of timber similar to tooth picks but in fact the diameter of the trees were over l6 inches in calibration,” he says.
More severe weather is forecasted for Sunday.