Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Severe thunderstorm warning ends

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UPDATE at 8:53 p.m.: The severe thunderstorm warning for Chatham-Kent has ended.

UPDATE at 7:26 p.m. – Updated or ended by 9:24 p.m. EDT.

At 7:20 PM EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of thunderstorms from western Lake Erie to east of Lake Huron that are producing torrential rainfall. Rainfall in excess of 50 millimetres is possible. Large hail and damaging winds are also possible.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Avoid driving through water on roads. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

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

Original post: At 6:50 PM EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of thunderstorms from east of Windsor to Lake St. Clair that are moving east and capable of producing wind gusts to 90 km/h as well as large hail. Torrential rainfall is accompanying these thunderstorms.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

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

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