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UPDATE: State of emergency lifted after Angus tornado
101 homes damaged by Tuesday's twister
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Kate Campbell

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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Kate Campbell

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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