Everyone in Simcoe County was shocked when the Tornado warning on Tuesday night resulted in a tornado touching down in Angus in Essa Township.
The EF2 Tornado touched down in Angus around 5 pm on Tuesday night. Approximately 100 homes were damaged as the twister touched down behind Nottawasaga Pines Secondary school and then moved east towards the 5th line. The hardest hit area was in the newer subdivision along Stonemount and Banting Crescent.
What has been evident throughout this disaster is the great sense of community that we have here in Simcoe County and Essa Township. Staff at Essa Township have been overwhelmed with requests from residents and businesses throughout the community.
So, how can you help those who have been affected by the Tornado?
The Township is accepting volunteers to help with the clean up, all you need to do is register at the Angus recreation Centre located at 8529 Simcoe County Road 10.
If you’d like to donate things like clothing, toys, toiletries, shoes etc, you can do so by dropping them off at the Angus Recreation Centre located at 8529 Simcoe County Road 10.
Donations of food, water and drinks can be dropped off at the Angus Food Bank at 8527 County Road 10. You can call the Food Bank at (705) 424-0204 to make arrangements.
For those of you who would like to contribute financial assistance, the Township has set up an account with Scotia Bank. You can donate by dropping by the Township office at 5786 County Road 21 in Utopia or by visiting any Scotia Bank branch. Just let the teller know that you’d like your donation to go to “Township of Essa Tornado Relief”.
For updates on what is needed please visit the Township of Essa’s website http://www.essatownship.on.ca/home
The Peggy Hill Team