Suspected tornado rips through the town of Saint-Mathias

By Matthew Sylvester Special to The Record


The calm rains in the small town of Saint-Mathias-de-Bonneterre were interrupted by a rare sight for the area as a small tornado tore through the centre of the town on Sunday afternoon. The twister first landed near residents before travelling down the route 210 and striking a few municipal buildings.
“It was all over in just a few minutes,” said Peter Webb, whose house was almost directly in the path of the tornado. “I was in my kitchen, I had just gone inside after it started raining, and the wind came up like I’ve never seen it before,” he said. Webb described the grey mass of the storm as sounding like a locomotive as it lurched towards his kitchen window.

See full story in Wednesday, July 29 Record

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