tornado warning in effect

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta (Updated Jun 30, 2023 at 09:40 PM)

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta

Updated Jun 30, 2023 at 09:40 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: Jun 30, 2023 at 09:40 PM

Description: tornado warning in effect

At 9:38 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 near Eckville. This dangerous thunderstorm is moving toward the east at 30 km/h and communities in the path include: Eckville and Sylvan 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.

Area: Lacombe Co. near Eckville

Affected areas (13):

  • Lacombe County
  • Eckville
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Sunbreaker Cove
  • Birchcliff
  • Bentley
  • Gull Lake
  • Blackfalds
  • Lacombe
  • Red Deer County
  • Jarvis Bay
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Norglenwold

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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