Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Kingston

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For the third day running, Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kingston and the area.

The following is a statement from Environment Canada:

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

• Kingston – Odessa – Frontenac Islands

At 6:07 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located near Keelerville, moving east at 45 km/h.

Locations impacted include:

Leeds, Charleston Lake Provincial Park, Keelerville, Washburn, Taylor, Lyndhurst, Black Rapids, Dulcemaine and Warburton.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. 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.

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