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Thunderstorm/Tornado Warning for Ontario – August 24, 2011

RED ALERTS
August 24, 2011 9:53 PM
THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO HAS ISSUED A “RED ALERT”

DUE TO A TORNADO WARNING IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

Emergency Situation: Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Warning in an area described as:
  • RODNEY – SHEDDEN – WESTERN ELGIN COUNTY – ST. THOMAS – AYLMER – EASTERN ELGIN COUNTY – CITY OF HAMILTON – BURLINGTON – OAKVILLE – HALTON HILLS – MILTON – MISSISSAUGA – BRAMPTON
  • WOODSTOCK – TILLSONBURG – OXFORD COUNTYBRANTFORD – COUNTY OF BRANT
  • SARNIA – PETROLIA – WESTERN LAMBTON COUNTY
  • MOUNT FOREST – ARTHUR – NORTHERN WELLINGTON COUNTY – HANOVER – DUNDALK – SOUTHERN GREY COUNTY
  • STRATHROY- KOMOKA WESTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY  LONDON – PARKHILL – EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
  • LISTOWEL – MILVERTON – NORTHERN PERTH COUNTY.
  • WATFORD – PINERY PARK – EASTERN LAMBTON COUNTY WINGHAM – BLYTH – NORTHERN HURON COUNTY SAUGEEN SHORES – KINCARDINE – SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY
Recommended Actions: Emergency Management Ontario recommends that persons in the area described above IMMEDIATELY shelter. Everyone in this area should immediately move indoors, and away from doors and windows, preferably into a basement area if that is possible. Do not pick up family members from schools, daycares and institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. Plans are in place to protect them. People currently outside this area are advised not to enter this area until further notice. If it is safe to do so, pets and livestock should be removed quickly from outside.
Do not call 911 for information about this emergency.

Information is quoted from: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/home.html

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