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Featured Pieces: May 31, 1985 Tornado

Looking at some of the warehouses damaged and destroyed by the tornado. 2016-09-05T15:52:47+00:00
Few boats remain untouched in the Brentwood Marina following the tornado. 2016-09-06T17:55:44+00:00
Overturned car in garage after the tornado on May 31, 1985. 2016-06-17T13:39:31+00:00
A sticker promoting relief efforts and community following the tornado that came through Barrie on May 31, 1985. 2016-07-08T04:51:38+00:00
Barrie Public Utility workers work hard to restore power on Patterson Road following the tornado. 2016-09-05T15:52:44+00:00
Cooke Cartage assists with the clean-up of the tornado disaster (4). 2016-09-05T16:05:25+00:00
Damaged homes on a street in Allandale following the tornado. 2016-09-05T16:02:27+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (6). 2016-09-06T18:19:57+00:00
One structure is stripped down to its bricks following the tornado. 2016-09-05T12:35:33+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado on Essa Road near Fairview Road and Highway 400 (15). 2017-03-28T22:50:24+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (27). 2016-09-06T17:36:25+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (18). 2016-09-06T17:33:08+00:00


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