tornado warning in effect

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta (Updated Jun 30, 2024 at 07:31 PM)

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta

Updated Jun 30, 2024 at 07:31 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: Jun 30, 2024 at 07:31 PM

Description: tornado warning in effect

At 7:30 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 thunderstorm is located 15 km west of Vulcan and is moving east at 25 km/h. Toonie sized hail is also possible with this thunderstorm.

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: Vulcan Co. near Vulcan and Ensign

Affected areas (4):

  • Vulcan County
  • Vulcan
  • Carmangay
  • Champion

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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