PHOTOS: Storm Damage In Windsor & Essex County

Wednesday August 11th, 2021

Posted at 7:56pm

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Aerial photo of the house that lost its roof in Cottam

Severe thunderstorms topped trees, knocked out power to thousands, and even severely damaged a house in Cottam, Wednesday afternoon.

Fast moving storms swept through the area between 3:30pm and 4:30pm with wind gusts up to 120km/h in areas.

Gusts at Windsor Airport were reported at nearly 90km/h.

In Windsor, power was knocked out to around 2,000 customers by high winds. Power was out in LaSalle to 6,048 residents, and for 2,505 customers in Amherstburg.

Hydro One was working at the time of publishing to restore a feeder line serving Essex, Harrow and Kingsville.

The storm caused significant damage to a home in Cottam, destroying part of the roof, bending a television antenna tower, and sending debris into a nearby field. Nearby, the storm knocked over a tractor trailer and overturned a recreational vehicle.

Researchers with Western University’s Northern Tornados Project, which “works with Environment Canada to help verify tornadoes across the country through ground surveys, witness reports and surveillance data” say they’ll be investigating the damage in Cottam on Thursday to determine if it was caused by a tornado.

Police assist with downed trees and wires on Front Road in LaSalle

A large tree limb that came down in LaSalle

A house that lost it’s roof during the storm in Cottam

Aerial photo of the house with roof damage in Cottam

Reader Photos

In East Windsor by reader Jennifer B.

Maidstone by reader Christopher M.

Cottam by reader Ashlee M.

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