Tornado Spotted in Alberta

Posted by on Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Friday night saw a tornado near near Three Hills, Alberta.

Environment Canada had issued a tornado warning for Kneehill Co. near Three Hills and Kneehill Co. near Trochu and Huxley around 5:00 pm. The warning was dropped by 5:27 pm.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes. 

Environment Canada's warning said that an eyewitness reported a tornado north of Three Hills at 5:00 pm.
"This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately."

If you are placed under a tornado warning go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head  from flying debris. 



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