(Updated) 10:20 pm. Tornado Warning lifted for Sarnia – Remains in effect for Wallaceburg – Leamington – Essex County

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(Updated) 10:20 pm EDT:  Tornado warning has been lifted for Sarnia. Areas of Windsor- Leamington – Essex County remain in tornado warning.

********************************************************************(Updated) 9:06 pm EDT: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Sarnia – Petrolia – Western Lambton County
  • Watford – Pinery Park – Eastern Lambton County

At 9:06 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located 5 kilometres east of Becher, moving northeast at 40 km/h.

This severe thunderstorm will be near: Oil Springs around 9:35 PM EDT.

Locations impacted include:
Petrolia, Oil Springs, Becher, Avonry, Brigden, Bentpath, Oil City and Florence.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstormhttp://@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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At 8:47 p.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.

This dangerous thunderstorm is located 10 km southwest of Walpole Island, moving northeast at 40 km/h.

Thunderstorm expected to track towards Wallaceburg around 9:20 PM EDT.

Locations impacted include: Sarnia, Wallaceburg, Walpole Island and Port Lambton, Lambton County.

Environment Canada states that this is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

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

Recommended actions:
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!

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

If you live in one of Canada’s high-risk areas, you should listen to your radio during severe thunderstorms.

Get as close to the ground as possible, protect your head and watch for flying debris.

Do not chase tornadoes – they are unpredictable and can change course abruptly.

A tornado is deceptive. It may appear to be standing still but is, in fact, moving toward you.

A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado has been reported; or when there is evidence based on radar, or from a reliable spotter that a tornado is imminent.

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