Fierce storm hits New Brunswick, leaving wake of damage
The Canadian Press
Monday, July 22, 2013, 7:31 AM - A fierce storm hit east of New Brunswick's capital Saturday night, leaving behind a wake of uprooted trees, broken phone lines and damaged buildings.
The powerful storm
has some residents convinced a tornado swept through, but Environment Canada has not confirmed a tornado.
The area most affected by the weather was in the Grand Lake area, about 40 kilometres from Fredericton.
John Gunter of Whites Cove says his neighbours lost two barns and a large garage, which he says was ripped from the foundation and thrown more than a thousand feet away.
Gunter says it cut a narrow path of destruction about 20 km long, between the communities of Jemseg and Codys.
Environment Canada says it plans on sending a team out to the area on Monday to investigate the damage.