Monday, July 22, 2024

Tornado makes brief landing in Saanich (VIDEOS)


Here’s something you don’t see every day!

One Saanich resident was baking cookies when she looked up and spotted her neighbour’s trampoline flying past her window.

Erin Fletcher was startled when she realized that her neighbourhood was the point of landing for what experts call a “weak, short-lived EF0 tornado”.

The funnel cloud carried her neighbour’s trampoline into the air, over and past several houses on McBriar Avenue.

“There was also a sign that travelled over half a kilometre, landing in my backyard,” said Fletcher in an email to Victoria Buzz.

After viewing the video, Environment Canada concluded that a weak tornado had indeed made a landing in the region at 12:18 p.m.

According to the agency, the “unsettled conditions” that created the tornado and periods of heavy showers in the region are expected to clear out later this afternoon.

Take a look:

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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