Severe thunderstorm warning for Kingston area

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, and Consecon.

The national weather service expects severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 90 km/h, large hail 2 to 3 cm in diameter and locally heavy rainfall.

“These thunderstorms can be expected this afternoon,” said Environment Canada on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

“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,” the advisory continued. “Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when there is a likelihood of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, and torrential rainfall.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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