Weather alert: tornado watch in effect for Montreal
Thursday, July 13th, a Tornado Watch is in effect for Montréal and Laval
This afternoon and evening, the conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms that could potentially produce tornadoes. These storms may also bring strong winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall. Please be aware that this situation is dangerous and potentially life-threatening.
To ensure your safety, it is crucial that you are prepared for severe weather. If threatening weather approaches, take cover immediately.
In the event of a tornado or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is highly recommended that you take the following actions:
- Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows. Ideal locations include basements, bathrooms, stairwells, or interior closets.
- If you are outdoors, leave immediately and seek shelter in a strong building if possible. The community center at 30 Lyncroft is available and Town Hall at 5569 Queen-Mary are available to residents if outdoors during this time. Town Hall is open until 16:30.
- As a last resort, if you are unable to find proper shelter, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.
Remember that lightning poses a significant risk as well. Lightning-related incidents cause injuries and fatalities every year. When you hear thunder, seek shelter indoors right away!
Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for thunderstorms that have the potential to produce tornadoes.
Please stay vigilant and continue to monitor alerts and forecasts provided by Environment Canada.
Your safety is our utmost concern. Please take this alert seriously and ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared to take appropriate action in case of severe weather.
Please note that the children at day camp are indoors, the pool and tennis are closed and activities have been canceled.