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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Elliot Lake and area

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from 8 kilometres northwest of Batchewana to 15 kilometres northwest of Pointe des Chênes, moving east at 95 km/h, Environment Canada says
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake

At 5:26 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts and up to nickel size hail.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from 8 kilometres northwest of Batchewana to 15 kilometres northwest of Pointe des Chênes, moving east at 95 km/h.

Hazard: 90 km/h wind gusts and nickel size hail.

Locations impacted include:
Sault Ste. Marie, Goulais River Provincial Park, Algoma Headwaters Provincial Park, Sand Bay, Red Rock, Horseshoe Bay, Allard Lake, Goulais Bay, Havilland, Nettleton Lake, Odena, Heyden, Bourdages Corner, Heyden Lake, Batchewana, Redrock Lake, Lower Island Lake, Finn Lake, Upper Island Lake and Mabel Lake.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. 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. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tree limbs. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/be-prepared-emergency.

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and damaging hail.

Hazards:
90 km/h wind gusts.
Up to toonie size hail.

Timing:
This morning.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Stay indoors when a thunderstorm strikes. There isn't a place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/be-prepared-emergency.

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