See how a tornado ripped through a Windsor, Ont. industrial park

 Photos by Alex Brockman. Several photos in this gallery were originally posted Aug. 25, 2016 at cbc.ca/windsor


A worker clears away glass from windows in front of Dillon Consulting Firm Ltd. in Windsor, Ont. on Aug. 25. At least one tornado hit the area the night before. The storm threw steel sheets, damaged buildings and moved cars across parking lots.

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This is one of several buildings torn open by fierce winds that were recorded at more than 200km/h.

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It’s not hard to image the tragic consequences if there was someone sitting in the empty booster seat.

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Windsor police officers remained on scene for nearly an entire day after the storm hit. Residents were not immediately allowed in to survey the wreckage.

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For most businesses in this industrial park, cleanup is hard — unpaid — work. For others, this was a chance to earn some overtime. 14102899_10207228273165851_7469365473050919515_o.jpg

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More than 200km/h winds took steel sheets and crumpled it. Like used pieces of paper.

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