Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta
Updated Jul 17, 2023 at 02:54 PM
Source: Environment Canada
Issued: Jul 17, 2023 at 02:54 PM
Description: tornado warning in effect
At 2:53 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a thunderstorm that is producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.
This thunderstorm is located just south of Okotoks and moving to the east at 30 km/h.
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 (3):
- Foothills No. 31
- High River
Action to take:
- One or more weak tornadoes may be occurring in the area
- They sometimes appear as funnel clouds with swirling debris near the ground
- 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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