Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

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Weather radar shows that the worst of the storm should pass to the south, but the Deep River area is included in a “severe thunderstorm warning” for early this afternoon.

Environment Canada posted the warning at 12:24 pm for Deep River, Whitney and Eastern Algonquin Park.

The warning says the storms may include damaging wind gusts near 90 km/h, hail near 2 cm in size, and the risk of a tornado.

“Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” the warning says.

“Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”

Environment Canada says severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when “imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.”

“The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.”


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