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06/06/2010

Violent Sunday storm leaves Leamington in state of emergency

Toronto Star staff photographer Tara Walton covered the destruction in Leamington

TORNADO001 Residents of Leamington's Forest Ave. work together to clean up debris left behind from a violent early morning storm Sunday. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO002 A group of men survey the damage in Leaminton from atop a Shoeless Joe's restaurant which suffered damages from the violent storm. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

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Leaminton residents ignore a cautioned off Seacliff Park Sunday. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

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A hydro pole is left chopped at the base on Leamington's Robson Road. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

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Children play on Audrey Street as Leamington clean up crews work on clearing the streets of downed trees and power lines. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO006 Leaminton residents ignore a cautioned off Seacliff Park Sunday. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

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Leamington residents stroll along Seacliff Drive to survey the damage left by a violent storm. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO008 Leamington residents stop to survey the damage to a plaza along Seacliff Drive. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

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A home along Leamington's Cherry Lane stands with shingles missing. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO010 Cheryl Thompson who has lived in her home on Forest Ave. for 11 years has a look at the damage to her neighbour's backyard. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO011 Debris remained stuck to the side of a Leamington home Sunday. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO012Sunday church goers arrive for afternoon mass at Leamington's St. Paul's Lutheran Church to find an uprooted tree. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO013 Residents of Leamington's Forest Ave. work together to clean up debris. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO014An uprooted tree lies along Leamington's Cherry Lane. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO016 John D. Rolph of Leamington takes a closer look at the tree limb that pierced through his roof early Sunday morning. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO017 Marilyn Roach of Leamington tries to call her insurance agent. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO018 Pieces of debris which were caught on a downed fence litter Leamington's Cherry Lane. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO019 A state of emergency has been declared in the City of Leamington following a severe storm. Residents clear fallen trees.  TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

TORNADO021 Leamington residents survey the damage to their community after a violent storm ripped through the community. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR

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A car service centre in a plaza along Leamington's Seacliff Drive was torn apart early Sunday. TARA WALTON/TORONTO STAR











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