It Has Been Two Years Since the Leamington Tornado

Wednesday June 6th, 2012

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In the early morning hours of June 6th 2010, a tornado cut a path through Leamington in the vicinity of Bevel Line and Seacliff Drive.

It ran a course of approximately half a kilometre. Every large tree along Seacliff Drive from Erie Street in Leamington to Union Avenue in Kingsville was either damaged or completely uprooted, changing the landscape and the lives of those who live there.

windsoriteDOTca presents a chronology of the Leamington Tornado and storms that ripped through Windsor-Essex between June 5th and 6th 2010. Click to read each story.

Tornado Warning Issued for Windsor-Essex, take shelter

Environment Canada has just issued a Tornado Warning for Windsor and Essex County. Please take proper precautions and measures to ensure your safety.
From Environment Canada’s website:
Windsor – Leamington – Essex County
11:14 PM EDT Saturday 05 June 2010
Tornado warning for
Windsor – Leamington – Essex County…

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Windsor: Erratic Driver Wanted for Hit & Run

A Veteran Cab sits with its hood crumped after striking a pole on McDougall Avenue (photo: Owen Wolter)
A pickup truck was involved in a hit and run south of the intersection of Wyandotte and McDougall around 12:30am Sunday morning. The pickup struck a…

Photos: Tornado Damage in Leamington

The Great Canadian Oil Change building in Leamington stands ravaged after a tornado ripped through town at 3am Sunday (photos Creative-Commons-share-alike licensed by Jacy McConnell – MunchkinPunchkin on flickr)
If you have any photos of tornado destruction in Leamington and want them published, send to [email protected]

Michigan Nuclear Plant hit by Tornado: more destruction outside Essex County

Michigan's Fermi 2 Nuclear plant is visible in this photo from Amherstburg – Nuclear swimmers by Vaedri1 on Flickr (CC)
Storms may have damaged parts of Harrow and most of Leamington last night, but Michigan and Ohio were also hit hard by the same storm system.

Video: F1 Tornado Tears Through Leamington

An F1 tornado touched down in Leamington around 3am Sunday morning in the vicinity of Bevel Line and Seacliff Drive. It ran a course of approximately half a kilometre heading westbound. Despite its relatively short course, additional downbursts from the storm system are supposedly responsible…

A year later, Leamington’s Seacliff Park was reborn with tree sculptures and a pledge from the municipality to plant one tree for every tree lost during the night of the tornado.

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