Tornado Warning for: St. Thomas – Aylmer – Eastern Elgin County

ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 10:22 A.M. EDT THURSDAY 3 JULY 2014

At 10:22 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. The severe thunderstorm is located southwest of Port Burwell and is moving northeast at close to 40 km/h towards the Lake Erie shore between Port Bruce and Port Burwell.

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. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm. For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

Updated or ended by 11:30 a.m. EDT. At 10:22 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. The severe thunderstorm is located southwest of Port Burwell and is moving northeast at close to 40 km/h towards the Lake Erie shore between Port Bruce and Port Burwell.

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