Severe tornado storm begins on Manitoulin Island Saturday afternoon


Environment Canada says the severe thunderstorm that triggered weather alerts on Saturday morning was located on Manitoulin Island just before 3 p.m. and moves southeast with a continued risk of tornado. This severe thunderstorm was located near West Bay, M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island at 2:47 p.m. and is moving southeast at 25 km / h.

Affected locations include Five Mile Bay and Dokis.

Environment Canada issued Saturday morning storm watches with risk of tornado for these communities:

  • French river

  • Mattawa

  • North bay

  • Powassan

  • Temagami

  • Temiskaming shores

  • West Nipissing

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong gusts of wind near 90 km / h and hail nearly 2 cm in diameter are expected Saturday morning.

Large hail can damage property and injuries, and strong gusts of wind can throw loose objects, break tree branches and knock over large vehicles.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you seek immediate shelter if the weather threatens.

Environment Canada says lightning kills and injures Canadians every year, and to remember when thunder is roaring, go inside!


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