tornado warning in effect

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta (Updated Jul 24, 2023 at 10:01 PM)

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta

Updated Jul 24, 2023 at 10:01 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: Jul 24, 2023 at 10:01 PM


Description: tornado warning in effect

At 10:00 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 just south of Wildwood and is moving to the northeast at 20 km/h. Communities in the path include: Entwistle and Gainford.

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 MacKay Wildwood and Evansburg

Affected areas (4):

  • Yellowhead County
  • Parkland County
  • Seba Beach
  • Betula Beach

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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