It was 31 years ago today the Barrie tornado hit.
Tornadoes swept across the region, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation.
The F-4 tornado cut a five kilometer path of destruction through Barrie. In the city alone, eight people died – more than 150 injured.
Judith Banville has researched the storms and presented a storytellers series on it.
She found that many survivors has PTSD and really couldn’t bring themselves to discuss the events of that day until very recently.
There is now a 2 hour DVD out called “The Barrie Tornado Remembered” with actual footage and memories from those who survived it.
For more info: Judith Banville 705 790 6490