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Premier Wynne visits tornado-ravaged community of Angus

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, June 20, 2014, 9:15 - Signs of destruction cover the town of Angus, Ont. after an EF-2 tornado, packing winds up to 220 km/h, ripped through the area earlier this week.


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A state of emergency remains in place and Premier Kathleen Wynne is touring the area Friday.

Wynne says she was surprised by the extent of the damage, but says it's a miracle that no one was seriously hurt. 

She says it'll be a while before it's determined if provincial disaster relief funding will be needed to help homeowners with things not covered by insurance, according to The Canadian Press. 

Some residents are expressing frustration over being out of their homes.

Emergency crews say they continue to asses the damage to determine which homes are safe to return to.

Officials have carefully escorted those who were forced from their homes to pick up essential things like pets and medication.

According to Township Mayor Terry Dowdall, everyone is working as fast as they can to ensure people can go home.

With files from The Canadian Press

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