URGENT! ONTARIO RED ALERT! URGENT! - The Province of Ontario has issued a
"red alert" for an immediate threat in the Windsor - Leamington - Essex
County area.

TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - Emergency Situation: Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Warning in this area. At 2:15 PM weather radar indicates a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes southwest of Detroit moving northeast at 60 km/h reaching the Windsor area near 2:45 PM. These storms will also be capable of producing wind gusts to 100 km/h, torrential downpours and large hail.

Recommended Actions: Emergency Management Ontario recommends that persons in the area described above take immediate safety precautions and IMMEDIATELY shelter indoors. 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 2230hrs, unless a further extension is requested.


For further information: For further information: Stuart McGetrick, Assistant Director of Communications, (647) 963-0843

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