A drone’s-eye view of the tornado aftermath in Angus, Ontario

Recreational videographer Steve Jolliffe captures the devastation in his Angus neighbourhood with a video-equipped ‘Hexacopter’

Seen from above, it’s a startling scene— homes stripped of their entire second storeys, shingles ripped from dozens of rooftops, and beams and shattered fences littering backyards.

Hundreds of residents were displaced after the tornado ravaged Angus Tuesday, forcing it to declare a state of emergency. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne toured the community 100 km north of Toronto Friday, saying it was a miracle nobody was badly hurt in the disaster.

Steve Jolliffe, a Canada Post contractor and recreational videographer, captured an aerial view of the tornado’s aftermath in his devastated Angus neighbourhood not from a helicopter, but with a drone: a ‘Hexacopter’ outfitted with a GoPro camera and stabilizer. The set-up allowed him to get a close-up look at the extent of the destruction.

Jolliffe lives in the neighbourhood with his fiancée: their home was among those damaged by the tornado. He’s hoping to be able to return as soon as next week.

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