It was 15 years ago to the day (June 22, 2007) when an F5 tornado rocked Elie, Manitoba, causing an estimated $39 million in damages.
Based on reports from that evening, the tornado first touched down at 6:25 p.m. on the Trans-Canada Highway, making its way to Elie, picking up multiple cars and houses along the way.
The Tornado was short but very nasty, lingering through Elie for four minutes during its 35-minute life span.
Factually speaking, the twister was one of the strongest on record since 1999 in North America, being one of only nine Tornados between 1999 and 2011 to be rated an F5.
Due to the fact that Environment Canada changed over from the F5 scale to the Enhanced Fujita scale in 2013, there will never again be another F5 in Canada, making that night in Elie a very historic one, as it was the first and last F5 in the great white north.
Although the tornado was 5,478 days ago, the event is remembered by the community like it was yesterday.
Thankfully, no one was injured during that scary evening in rural Manitoba, which saw one of nature's most violent storms a decade and a half ago.