Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta
Updated Jul 24, 2023 at 09:37 PM
Source: Environment Canada
Issued: Jul 24, 2023 at 09:37 PM
Description: tornado warning in effect
At 9:37 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.
This tornado is located near Wildwood and is moving to the east at 20 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 (2):
- Brazeau County
- Yellowhead County
Action to take:
- Tornadoes at night cannot be seen and may strike suddenly
- Sometimes they are preceded by strengthening winds, large hail, or an approaching whistling or roaring sound
- 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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