Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for Winnipeg and parts of southern Manitoba on Thursday July 11, 2019.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop over the area early this evening. Conditions are ripe for the development of tornadoes says the national forecaster.
“The main hazards with these thunderstorms will be large hail, strong winds and heavy downpours. In addition, isolated tornadoes are possible into the early evening hours,” says Environment Canada. “Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.”
If a tornado does develop in your area or if a warning for a tornado is issued it is recommended you do the following:
- Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor (basement) away from outside walls and windows.
- Leave mobile homes, tents, trailers, vehicles or any other temporary or free-standing shelter.
- As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris
The tornado watch is in effect for Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Morden, Winkler, Grand Beach, Victoria Beach, Steinbach, Beausejour, Morris, Bissett, Pine Falls, Gimli and the Whiteshell.Share Post |
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