Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for the City of Toronto

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 17, 2017 12:31 pm 18,532

A tornado warning has been issued for the City of Toronto.

According to a statement, as of 3:18 pm EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado.

Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible in what Environment Canada is calling a “dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.”

The heat warning issued earlier in the day has been removed as all efforts are now focused on the severe thunderstorm and potential tornado.

According to Environment Canada, Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

Stay safe out there, Toronto.

Environment Canada Tornado Warning

Tornado warning in effect for:

  • City of Toronto

At 3:18 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

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.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

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


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