tornado warning in effect

Critical: tornado - Yellowhead County (Updated Jul 23, 2023 at 06:28 PM)

Critical: tornado - Yellowhead County

Updated Jul 23, 2023 at 06:28 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: Jul 23, 2023 at 06:28 PM


Description: tornado warning in effect

At 6:27 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. This dangerous thunderstorm is located 30 km west of Brazeau Dam and is moving toward the east at 25 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.

Area: Yellowhead Co. near Minnow and Wolf Lakes and Elk River

Affected areas (1):

  • Yellowhead County

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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