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Tornado watch on Thursday, July 13

Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch, for the island of Montreal, for this afternoon and evening. Please listen carefully to the following message from Environment Canada, and tune in to your radio for updates throughout the afternoon.

This afternoon and evening, conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms with the potential to produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rainfall are also possible with these storms.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions. 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. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.

Latest information is always available here: https://weather.gc.ca/index_e.html?layers=alert

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