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Looking like the aftermath of a bomb blast, much of Clarence Tuin dairy farm on Sumas Prairie was reduced to scattered debris by gale force winds early Tuesday morning, February 13, 1979. Several people had property damage, but Clarence Tuin was dealt a double blow as winds whipped the roof from his new home and shattered his main barn. Debris was wind-borne over a wide area, injuring some cattle. Sweeping in from the south like a giant scythe, the gale from California sliced at homes, barns, utility poles and trees throughout the Central Fraser Valley early Tuesday, levelling many of its random targets. Untold damage resulted from barn and homes collapses while electricity to countless homes, business and schools was interrupted for several hours. Miraculously no one was reported injured. Some farm animals were hurt when the building collapsed around them