View Full Version : May 7-8, 2010 - St. Catharines (storm damage from wind)

05-08-2010, 01:34 PM
Thanks to StarryNite who told me about a tree down in the Port Dalhousie neighborhood of St. Catharines.

STRONG winds today. I might head back out and go down to the Port Dalhousie piers to see if there's any nice waves crashing

Lightning shot was from last night (May7), tree damage shots from today (May8)

05-08-2010, 05:12 PM
More tree damage + waves crashing over Port Dalhousie peer in the afternoon

05-08-2010, 05:49 PM
HD video (click video and expand it to full screen to get HD quality, make sure 720HD is selected)


05-08-2010, 06:00 PM
Sure is windy out! If Port Dalhousie is damaged, I wonder how the other towns along Lake Erie are faring in this wind.

05-08-2010, 06:18 PM
That's crazy! All I could do was laugh and go wow while watching. Hopefully no broken ankles today :eek: lol

05-08-2010, 06:35 PM
Another felled tree next to Ridley College in west St. Catharines.

Photo at end taken near Shaver Hospital in south St. Catharines (near Brock U)

(photos courtesy: StarryNite)

05-08-2010, 06:50 PM
This 35-45 year old tree blew over at appr 2:15 this afternoon. Many, many old trees in this neighbourood near Ridley College, that could potentially be in this same predicament. Lots of broken branches strewn all over the place. Quite the excitement for this quiet neighbourhood...lol

05-09-2010, 11:08 AM
The author swapped the real audio for strange music for some reason, but here's some video I found on YouTube shot in Port Dalhousie (St. Catharines) May 8 :


Tom Stefanac
05-09-2010, 01:24 PM
I shot some wind/snow related stuff! I know it's Canada and all but accumulating snow in May is weird anywhere south of Barrie.


I also have a quick mini-chase log from the 7th where a hydro pole was zapped and a transformer exploded. Video and web link below.


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05-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Great shots as always Tom!!