Five families and one business are cleaning up in Dawn-Euphemia after Thursday night’s powerful storms.
More than 20 mature trees were toppled, several onto homes, and power lines were downed during the heavy rain and high winds south of Bothwell. A sawmill on CPR Road lost part of its roof.
Residents say the high winds had a definite path, but they don’t believe it was a tornado. No one saw a funnel cloud and the trees are snapped or have been pushed over, not twisted off.
While two homes ended up with trees on top of them, the buildings weren’t damaged and the Dawn-Euphemia residents stayed in their homes overnight.
The Baresich family pulled together to move three trees which had fallen on Bentpath Road so traffic could pass. Hydro One crews were repairing downed lines this afternoon on Bentpath Road near Haggerty Line.