Friday, April 29, 2011

Our own tornado alley

There are horrific reports from the USA in the wake of this week's tornados. Occasionally we have tornados, too. When they come, they sweep down the Ottawa River valley from Pembroke. Riverside areas are therefore vulnerable.

April 27th this year wasn't quite as bad as forecast, but here's a picture of some of the damage done at Rockcliffe airport in April 2009, while club members were gathered in the Aviation Museum at the other side of the field, blithely unaware of the storm, enjoying their annual Wings Dinner to celebrate newly qualified pilots and other achievers:

Photo taken on April 26th, 2009

There was a very similar catastrophe here in June 1985, as well.

No comments:

Post a Comment