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Thunderstorm warning issued

 A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for most of central Ontario.


Environment Canada upgraded a severe weather watch to a warning just after 5:30 p.m. for areas including Innisfil, New Tecumseth, Angus, Orangeville, Grand Valley and southern Dufferin County.

The national meteorologists say they are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts and up to nickel size hail.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 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.

To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.


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