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Fierce storm hits New Brunswick, leaving wake of damage

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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.

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