Tornado Watch Issued

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(FORT FRANCES & KENORA, ON) – Environment Canada has issued the following tornado watch.

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Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorms are expected late this afternoon and evening and may be capable of producing wind gusts of 100 km/h, heavy downpours, and large hail in addition to isolated tornadoes.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

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In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Source: Environment Canada

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