Environment Canada issued a TORNADO WARNING for South-western Ontario.

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At 8:00 pm, Environment Canada alerted folks living in the southwestern portion of the province to be on guard as they are in the midst of a potentially scary situation.

A spokesperson for Environment Canada stated, “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.”

The Tornado warning ended at 8:31 pm, according to an Environment Canada alert.

In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

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 [email protected]or tweet with the hashtag #ONSTORM.