Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta
Updated Jun 30, 2023 at 03:52 PM
Source: Environment Canada
Issued: Jun 30, 2023 at 03:52 PM
Description: tornado warning in effect
At 3:51 p.m. MDT, 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.
Doppler radar indicates a potential tornado 10 km north of Alder Flats.
The thunderstorm motion is towards the southeast at 30 km/h and communities in the path include: Alder Flats and Buck Lake
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.
Affected areas (7):
- Clearwater County
- O'Chiese 203
- Sunchild 202
- Drayton Valley
- Brazeau County
- Wetaskiwin County No. 10
Action to take:
- 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!
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