Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tornado watch issued for C-K

tornado watch

A tornado watch has been issued by Environment Canada.

Officials state that tornado conditions are possible, from early evening to late evening.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of funnel clouds and possibly brief, weak tornadoes,” Environment Canada officials said. “Severe weather watchers have reported rotating wall clouds and possible funnel clouds associated with some of the thunderstorms passing through the area in the past hour. There is a slight chance that these rotating clouds could intensify to become a weak landspout tornado. Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distancs.”

The alert was issued at 6:48 p.m.

Environment Canada officials have some advice, in the event of a tornado.

“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. Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.”

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