Tornado Warning for Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake

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Environment Canada has issued a TORNADO WARNING for North-eastern Ontario.

At 11:24 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

A line of severe thunderstorms are moving eastward across the region at 70 kilometres per hour. These storms will continue to track across the regions over the next hour and are expected to track across or just north of Elliot Lake. Wind gusts over 100 kilometres per hour and damaging hail are expected with these storms. Power outages are possible.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

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!

Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

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

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or weather radio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONSTORM.

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