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Tornado warning issued for Pembroke and Golden Lake

By Pembroke Daily Observer

 3:37 PM EDT Sunday 18 June 2017

Tornado warning in effect for:
 
Barry's Bay - Killaloe
Petawawa - Pembroke - Cobden
 
At 3:37 p.m. EDT, 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.
 
Doppler radar indicates a two potential tornadoes one near Golden Lake and another approximately 30 km southeast of Pembroke. The expected motion is eastnortheastwards at 50 km/h.
 
This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. 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!
 
Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.
 
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
 
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
 
For more information:
http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.


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