Tornado warning for Tamworth, Sydenham, South Frontenac

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Environment Canada meteorologists have warned that they are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado in the areas of Tamworth, Sydenham and South Frontenac.

Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches,” Environment Canada advised.

“If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately. Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet,” Environment Canada continued.

“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.”

According to Environment Canada, lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. “Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors,” Environment Canada said.

Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

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