URGENT! ONTARIO RED ALERT! URGENT!

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

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - Emergency Situation: Environment Canada has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Central Ontario. Storms are moving quickly eastward at up to 120 km/hr.

Recommended Actions: Emergency Management Ontario recommends that persons in the areas of Port Carling, Port Severn, Parry Sound, Rosseau and Killbear Park. 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 1030hrs, unless a further extension is requested.

SOURCE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ONTARIO

For further information: For further information: Bruce O'Neill, Emergency Management Communications Coordinator, (416) 326-9191, Bruce.ONeill@ontario.ca

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