URGENT! ONTARIO RED ALERT! URGENT!

TORONTO, Sun. Aug. 8 /CNW/ -

THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO HAS ISSUED A "RED ALERT" DUE TO STRAIGHT LINE WINDS THAT MAY EXCEED 100KM/HR IN KENORA - GRASSY NARROWS - WHITEDOG - SIOUX NARROWS - NESTOR FALLS - MORSON ONTARIO.

Emergency Situation: Environment Canada anticipates High Winds that may meet or exceed 100km/hr in an area described as KENORA - GRASSY NARROWS - WHITEDOG - SIOUX NARROWS - NESTOR FALLS - MORSON

Recommended Actions: Emergency Management Ontario recommends that persons in the area described above should closely monitor their local weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter IMMEDIATELY if threatening weather approaches. The best shelter is an enclosed, well-constructed building away from exterior walls and windows, preferably in a basement area if possible. People currently outside of the Red Alert area are advised not to enter this area until further notice. Do not call 911 for information about this emergency. Remain tuned to this station for updated weather information and further instructions.

This Red Alert broadcast request will be updated or ended by 21:00hrs, unless a further extension is required.

SOURCE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ONTARIO

For further information: For further information: Tony Brown, Senior Co-Ordinator (BL) , ((416) 314-7772, tony.brown@ontario.ca

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