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UPDATED: Brockville & Leeds-Grenville Added to Severe Thunderstorm Watch Along with Smiths Falls, Lanark & Ottawa

UPDATED: Brockville & Leeds-Grenville Added to Severe Thunderstorm Watch Along with Smiths Falls, Lanark & Ottawa

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

Hazards:
– damaging wind gusts near 90 km/h
– hail near 2 cm in size
– risk of a tornado

Timing:
– Into this evening

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. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce 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 ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

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