photos of tornado damage in Midland, Ontario


Around 6:30 PM on June 23rd, 2010, a tornado touched down in Midland, Ontario.

Today I went to Midland to take some photos and got some of Baytech Plastics which had two large sections of concrete block wall sucked out by the tornado.  I started walking into the trailer park which was heavily damaged and then I had second thoughts. I decided I did not need to voyeuristically snap some photos of the devastation and hardship that has befallen the people who lived there.  The major league media has taken enough photos and video.

What is striking is how tightly focused is the trail of the tornado.  Few trees are down.  I was told by someone that many trees were knocked down behind Martyrs’ Shrine and some of the statues of the Starions of the Cross were spun around 180 degrees.  Tomorrow afternoon I am visiting the Shrine and I will see what photos I can take there.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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