Federal minister views tornado damage
June 9, 2010 By Canadian Press Radio station CHYR-FM
June 9, 2010, Leamington, Ont. – Federal minister of state Gary Goodyear
spent this morning viewing damage caused by last weekend's tornado.
June 9, 2010, Leamington, Ont. – Federal minister of state Gary Goodyear spent this morning viewing damage caused by last weekend's tornado.
The minister visited a damaged greenhouse, a subdivision, a community park and the municipal marina.
Goodyear said Environment Canada is preparing to announce a new Doppler radar system which could detect storms higher up in the atmosphere, and may have detected Sunday's tornado sooner.
Meanwhile, officials say hydro crews have completed the bulk of the work restoring power in Leamington.
And, municipal officials will discuss lifting a state of emergency at a meeting this afternoon.
Mayor John Adams has spoken to Premier Dalton McGuinty about aid for people whose homes were damaged by the tornado.
Goodyear is the minister of state for science and technology and minister of state responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.