Severe Thunder Storm Warning – Upsula / Raith

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Weather AlertUPSULA – Thunder Storm Warning! At 9:30 pm EDT, meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms extending from 40 km w of Fort Albany to Lake Nipigon to Upsala moving east at 60 km/h. These thunderstorms are capable of producing damaging winds to 100 km per hour, large hail to 2 cm in diameter, as well as locally heavy downpours.

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.

Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tree limbs. Stay on the lower floor of your home or building and if the storm is particularly severe go to the basement.

Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.

In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html .

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