Red Alert Issued for Southwestern Ontario

TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ -

THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO HAS ISSUED A "RED ALERT" FOR AN IMMEDIATE THREAT IN THE SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO AREA.

Emergency Situation: There is a storm system moving through the north-central US that may impact on the tip of south-western Ontario. Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Warning in this area.

Recommended Actions: Emergency Management Ontario recommends that persons in the area described as Chatham-Kent to the north, Lake Erie to the south, Windsor to the west, and Chatham-Kent to the east IMMEDIATELY shelter. Everyone in this area, including motorists and boaters, are required to go indoors now and seek shelter. Close all doors and windows People currently outside this area are advised not to enter this area until further notice. If it is safe to do so, pets and livestock should be removed quickly from outside and given stored feed and protected water. Do not call 911 for information about this emergency. Remain tuned to this station for further information and instructions.

This Red Alert broadcast request will end at 0100hrs, unless a further extension is requested.

SOURCE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ONTARIO

For further information: For further information: Stuart McGetrick, Assistant Director-Communications, (416) 325-9686, cell (647) 963-0843, stuart.mcgetrick@ontario.ca

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