The Tornado that tore through the Lac du Bonnet/Gull Lake area last weekend caused a lot of destruction.

Former Altona Mayor Ed Klassen now lives in that area.


He says most of the homes were built over the years by senior citizens.

He says it was devastating seeing the destruction of all that hard work.

Klassen adds a lot of residents were taken by surprise at the severity of the situation.

It was difficult to see the weather system coming because it's a heavily wooded area.

He says he was waiting for the storm by the time it hit because he had a clear view of it from his home.

Klassen says when they heard about the tornado hitting the Tall Timber Lodge and along the Red River he realized his family was very fortunate.