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Old 07-19-2013, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: July 19th 2013, the big day!

TORNADO WARNING FOR ST. CATHARINES

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St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region
 6:51 PM EDT Friday 19 July 2013
 Tornado warning for  
St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region upgraded from Severe thunderstorm warning

 At 18:40 EDT, radar shows a thunderstorm that may be producing a  tornado near Stoney Creek and a second west of Hamiltoni.  The storms is  moving eastward at 60 km/h.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

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.

Tornadoes are likely wrapped in rain and may not be visible. Do not wait to see a funnel cloud.

For more information:
http://www.emergencymanagementontario.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 7:30 PM EDT.
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