Power back on for all after tornado in Grand Bend area
Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:50PM EDT
Several trees fall around a home in Grand Bend, Ont. on July 28, 2014. (Photo courtesy Kristylee Varley)
All the power is back on in Grand Bend following Sunday’s twister.
Hydro crews got the last of the electricity back on to over 4,000 people and businesses without power by Wednesday morning.
The municipality says they’re going to tally up the cost of cleaning up from the tornado and see if they qualify for some provincial disaster relief funding.
It’s expected the overall cleanup bill for residents and the town will reach millions of dollars.
A tornado packing winds as high as 175 kilometres an hour tore through a strip of Grand Bend subdivisions Sunday evening, toppling trees on many homes in the Huron Woods and Beach O Pines subdivisions.
The northern-most section of the Pinery Provincial Park also suffered some tree damage and Environment Canada says one person was injured by a falling tree at the park.
A temporary location for residents to drop off storm-damaged tree waste has been set up at the Klondyke Sports Park, which is near the hardest hit area. It will stay open until the end of August.
More information on the cleanup can be found on the Municipality of Lambton Shores website.