Riberdy Road residents have flashbacks of tornado in Windsor
'Every night I have a dream I'm in a tornado'
Anytime threatening weather approaches some residents on Riberdy Road are having flashbacks about an EF2 tornado unexpectedly ripping through their quiet neighbourhood exactly two weeks ago.
Breanna Whitford and her nine-month-old son were home during the "terrifying" time. Two weeks later, she gets anxious when dark clouds appear in the sky.
"I would just stare outside the window watching the clouds and in your head, you know, OK what are the chances of another tornado hitting the same spot again? You know that the chances are slim to none," Whitford said. "Every time the clouds roll in or there's a storm coming, we're definitely more paranoid. Even at night, every night I have a dream I'm in a tornado."
Whitford describes herself as one of the fortunate ones on the block, with only some water damage to an upstairs bedroom and a destroyed fence and shed. She's still waiting for her insurance company "to get that ball rolling."
Some of her neighbours are still not able to return.
Greg Tremblay has been forced to live somewhere else for a month while broken glass and other debris is cleaned from his house.
He came back Wednesday to figure out what exactly was in his shed before the twister hit and how much it's worth.
'I don't even know what's missing'
"It's very rare you have video to show what's missing. I don't even know what's missing," Tremblay said.
Mature trees filled the neighbourhood that sits one block east of Walker Road. Now it'll be difficult to spot one that's not just a large stump or without major damage.
"It's sad because with the houses we're going to get the roofs, the siding and the fences put back up, but you're not going to get those big trees back. It's different now," Whitford said.
Directly behind these homes Kautex, a large plant that manufactures vehicle gas tanks, now has two of its walls back up that were completely destroyed by the tornado.
The roof is fixed too and the plant is now watertight, according to director of operations Steve Phillips.
Three of the company's four production lines are also running, he tells CBC News. Kautex was completely shut down for six days after the tornado hit.
Phillips won't say when the plant may be fully operational or how much damage it sustained.