Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for:
- Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
- Huntsville – Baysville
- Port Carling – Port Severn
- Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon which may produce tornadoes.
A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move eastward across the regions this afternoon. Some of these storms will likely contain tornadoes. This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Be prepared for severe weather and take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
Other potential hazards cited in the alert include hail of up to 4 cm in diameter, wind gusts of up to 120 km/h, localized rainfall of up to 50 mm in an hour, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.
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. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
For more information, visit: emergencymanagementontario.ca.
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