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Major storm damage on 4ML
Jun 8th, 2011 at 11:43pm
 
June 8th 2011 - the severe storm in the Kawartha Lakes area hit 4ML tonite, causing much damage around the lake.  If you can, you should check your cottage for damage, trees downed, hydro line safety issues, etc.  We've seen all of the above problems around the lake.
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Re: Major storm damage on 4ML
Reply #1 - Jun 9th, 2011 at 7:35am
 
major trees down all over the place, many on top of hydro lines.  (attached is picture of 3 trees all fallen on hydro lines on my driveway).  Hydro says no power restored until Saturday 10pm....but I wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer than that since they will have to remove all of the trees everywhere before restoring power.
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Reply #2 - Jun 9th, 2011 at 11:11am
 
...coboconk....according to news articles, the bridge is not passable...
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Reply #3 - Jun 9th, 2011 at 11:56am
 
Hydro One power outage/damage reporting telephone number: 800-434-1235

Hydro One Outage status website

http://www.hydroone.com/stormcenter/
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Re: More pictures of storm damage on 4ML
Reply #4 - Jun 9th, 2011 at 1:33pm
 
Some more pictures from FML residents...
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Re: Major storm damage on 4ML
Reply #5 - Jun 10th, 2011 at 11:05am
 
FML Storm Aftermath:Clean-Up Efforts Underway

The clean-up process from the monster storm that hit us on Wedesday is in full-swing. Scores of downed tress are being cut up and moved away. Many lake residents escaped serious property damage, but some weren't as lucky - our next door neighbours lost their summer cabin as a result of two giant (and majestic) white pines blowing over on their roof. To see over 100 year-old trees plucked up out of the soil like dandelions is a surreal sight and provides a sober reminder of the incredible forces that were at play here. Luckily, the cabin in question was vacant at the time the storm hit.

A man was killed on Balsam Lake when his float plane was blown over in the storm: http://www.mykawartha.com/website/article/1023512--pilot-killed-in-crash-identif...

Through it all, we have been sent some amazing stories, such as the one about this very lucky man:  http://www.countyvoice.ca/2011/06/photos-minden-man-thrown-off-his-deck/


Power is still out in most areas and won't be restored for a few more days yet. The scope of the power outages in Ontario are unprecedented: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/06/08/minden-hills-ontario-tornado-weat...

For a more local road update, see http://www.mykawartha.com/website/article/1023885--storm-debris-closes-roads-upd...

Clearly it will a while before things return to normal. We do urge that you arrange to have your property inspected (either personally or by a neighbour) for any damage as soon as possible. Any perishables in your fridge/freezer will likely need to be disposed of.

We will keep you posted of any new developments as they arise. Also, we encourage you to check our website periodically at http://www.fourmilelake.ca/ for updates.

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Reply #6 - Jun 12th, 2011 at 8:47pm
 
here are some pictures of the tornado that went through coby

https://cid-44ec8fd3a0c3b604.photos.live.com/self.aspx/Emailing%20coby%20storm%2...
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Reply #7 - Jun 14th, 2011 at 6:49pm
 
"storm was not a tornado".....

http://www.mindentimes.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3170055

well, it sure felt like one to me!
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Re: Sommerville Landfill for brush
Reply #8 - Jun 24th, 2011 at 9:53am
 
Following passed at 21June 2011 council meeting...

1) Landfill sites in the City of Kawartha Lakes will receive any brush resulting from the June 8th storm at no charge until August 31, 2011

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