TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ -
THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO HAS ISSUED A "RED ALERT" FOR AN IMMEDIATE THREAT IN THE CENTRAL ONTARIO AREA.
Emergency Situation: There have been reports of tornado activity in and around the Midland, Ontario area. Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Warning in this area. Storms are moving quickly to the east of this area.
Recommended Actions: Emergency Management Ontario recommends that persons in the area described as Penatanguishine to the north, Barrie to the south, Collingwood to the west, and Orillia 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 2230hrs, 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