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Tornado in skyTornadoes are formed suddenly, often preceding very warm and humid weather. Typically they are accompanied by very dark skies, thunder and lightening as well as sounds of rumbling and whistling.

During a Tornado

  • Go to the basement or take shelter in a small interior ground floor room such as a bathroom, closet or hallway.  
  • Stay away from windows, outside walls and doors. Do not use elevators
  • If you are driving and happen to notice a tornado in the distance, try to get to a nearby shelter. If the tornado is close, get out of your car and take cover in a low-lying area.

Did You Know?

Ontario averages about 11 tornadoes per year. On June 23 2010 an F2 tornado hit Midland, Ontario causing property damage of up to $15 million, fortunately only minor injuries were reported.