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Featured Pieces: May 31, 1985 Tornado

Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (34). 2016-09-06T17:59:33+00:00
Adelaide Street townhouse complex after the tornado of May 31st, 1985. 2016-05-17T20:07:15+00:00
CKVR’s Kevin Frankish and Cameraman Steve Miller are first on the scene after the tornado on Fariview Road. 2016-09-05T16:19:02+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (16). 2016-09-06T17:32:20+00:00
Homes are reduced to rubble following the May 31, 1985 tornado. 2016-06-11T15:29:18+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (10). 2016-09-06T17:33:53+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (42). 2016-09-06T20:26:00+00:00
The roof of a house is removed and thrown to a nearby lawn by the power of the tornado. 2016-09-14T10:39:20+00:00
A collapsed house following the May 31, 1985 tornado. 2016-06-11T21:25:01+00:00
Houses are levelled following the May 31, 1985 tornado. 2016-06-17T13:45:27+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (4). 2016-09-06T18:20:50+00:00
A large pile of rubble is piled high outside a home on Baldwin Lane following the tornado. 2016-09-16T20:48:25+00:00


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