Severe Thunderstorm Warning for: Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County

Summary
At 5:30 PM EDT, meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail, strong winds and locally heavy downpours. There is also a slight risk of possible a Tornado. Communities in the path include: Arthur and Orangeville.

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.emerge ncymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html . Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely. Stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca. Updated or ended by 7:00 PM EDT.

At 5:30 PM EDT, meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail, strong winds and locally heavy downpours. There is also a slight risk of possible a Tornado. Communities in the path include: Arthur and Orangeville.

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