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Tornado watch issued for Parry Sound and Muskoka

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Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for the Parry Sound and Muskoka Regions.

The watch was posted at 1:50 pm is in effect for:

  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Port Carling – Port Severn
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park

Severe thunderstorms are expected throughout the region, and there is a chance for tornadoes.

The severe weather is expected to last through the afternoon and into the evening. Damaging winds, torrential rain and hail is also likely.

 

In the event of a tornado Environment Canada says to take the following actions:

  • Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor away from walls and windows.
  • Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers, and other free standing shelter and move to a strong building if possible
  • As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

 

 

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