BE ADVISED: Tornado Watch Issued

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(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – Environment Canada has Issued this Tornado watch.

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Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul

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

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and early this evening.

Strong wind gusts of 110 km/h, large hail up to 5 cm and heavy rain are all possible along with the risk of tornadoes.

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

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.

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