Fort Smith cleans up after devastating wind storm on Sunday

Brittany Bourke posted to her Facebook page this photo of storm damage in Fort Smith

Residents of Fort Smith are assessing the damage and cleaning up after a powerful storm Sunday that some people in the South Slave community are describing as a tornado.

There are no reports of injuries but residents have posted to social media photos and video of damage to buildings and vehicles.

In a social media post just before 7 p.m., the Town of Fort Smith reportedly stated parts of the community are without power  “due to high winds,” and that the Northwest Territories Power Corporation was actively working to fix it.

It warns people in the town of about 2,500 to be careful of downed power lines, but added that all roads have been cleared.

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John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.