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Tornado watch in effect for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, Long Sault & Ottawa

Tornado watch in effect for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, Long Sault & Ottawa
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Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this morning and this afternoon. The main threats with these thunderstorms are large hail, damaging wind gusts and torrential downpours. The threat for isolated tornadoes is expected to develop later this morning and continue through much of the afternoon.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: 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 watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.

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 ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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

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