A tornado that upended airplanes at the Aurora State Airport has not damaged St. Patrick Church in nearby Canby.

The tornado was spotted in Canby at about 3:45 p.m., moving east at about 20 miles per hour. Authorities told residents to shelter in basements or interior rooms before the storm weakened and moved away.


“All of a sudden I heard this huge beeping sound and then I saw it was coming from my cell phone,” said Debbie Newbury, administrative assistant at St. Patrick. She reported heavy rain, hail and lightning, but no tornado activity around the church.