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UPDATE: State of emergency lifted after Angus tornado

101 homes damaged by Tuesday's twister

The mayor of Essa Township says a state of emergency in the area has been lifted after a tornado ripped through Angus last week. 

Mayor Terry Dowdall gave an update on the recovery Monday afternoon. 

It is still unclear how many homes will have to be torn down, but officials have said at least 14 houses will have to be rebuilt. 

Dowdall says that the neighbourhood is now secure. The roads are clear and the water and sewer systems are up and running again. 

In all, 101 homes were damaged Tuesday when when a twister ripped through the community 100 km north of Toronto. Three people suffered minor injuries.

Ontario Provincial Police spent Sunday in Angus alongside hydro workers as engineers assessed the structural integrity of damaged properties.

OPP Constable Kelly Daniels tells Newstalk 1010 based on those assessments, up to 20 homes would be "complete tear-downs just because of the complete damage."

Larger bits of debris have been cleared away and hydro workers have helped stretch tarps over homes with missing parts of their roofs to protect them from the elements.

Daniels says the next step is for insurance companies to move in and assess the damage.

She says the community is in a positive frame of mind.

Angus remains under a state of emergency, but that could change in the next few days.

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  1. franklin posted on 06/22/2014 03:23 PM
    There needs to be a full public inquiry into citizen inconvenience under the guise of help. How much time was wasted by emergency workers and what were they doing for each hour after the short tornado? How much was claimed in wages by so-called helpers to keep hundreds of people out their homes because 14 were severely damaged.

    How long did actual homes inspections take? Gas main checks? Let's see the actual numbers.

    These stunts have only occurred in recent years, and must be stopped. Citizen advocates are needed to head off such interlopers at every fire, tornado, flood, etc.
  2. frenchman posted on 06/22/2014 05:47 PM
    Let me guess they are to busy searching and seizing legally owned guns just like in High River alberta perhaps?!?
    1. john posted on 06/23/2014 10:17 AM
      @frenchman lol u beat me to it mate .
    2. john posted on 06/23/2014 10:21 AM
      @frenchman it is more like illegal seizer of legal guns . what the RCMP did in high river was illegal . one reason why i dont trust the RCMP
  3. john posted on 06/23/2014 10:27 AM
    so it begins the death and destruction of this ounce prosperous province know as Ontario . thank u tornado Wynne bag for the death of this province . god bless the souls she will consume in her rein of terror in the 4 years of hell this province is about to go though .
    1. frank posted on 06/23/2014 11:10 AM
      @john She's a good steward for the middle class. Working class? Not so much.
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