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More than a dozen trees were uprooted on the Raynor couple's property.
Photo: Jennifer Paige
The Raynor’s farmland was completely dishevelled and a number of out buildings were destroyed.
The tornado left a string of damage and debris in its wake from Tilston to northeast of Virden.
Seventy-five millimeters of rain fell in a very short period of time, drowning out some croplands in the Virden area.
Crop fields throughout the Tilston, Reston and Virden areas were visibly damaged following the July 27 tornado.
Manitoba Hydro crews worked through some soggy conditions along highway 256 as they restored power to the area’s residents.
Fred and Anne Raynor’s children and grandchildren worked to clean up after the storm on Wednesday afternoon.
The tornado chewed up pavement along the edge of a bridge on highway 256, east of Tilston.
Jennifer Paige is a reporter centred in southwestern Manitoba. She previously wrote for the agriculture-based magazine publisher, Issues Ink and was the sole-reporter at the Minnedosa Tribune for two years prior to joining the Manitoba Co-operator.
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