Updated: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:43:56 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Another tornado warning issued east of Calgary



Another tornado warning issued east of Calgary

A tornado warning has now been issued for the County of Newell near Brooks, Rosemary and Duchess, east of Calgary.

"Doppler radar is tracking a rotating severe thunderstorm 10 km north of Rosemary. This storm is moving towards the southeast at 25 km/h," said an Alberta Emergency Alert issued at 8:40 p.m. MT.

"This dangerous storm is likely producing very large hail and may produce a tornado over the next 30 minutes. Communities in the path include Duchess and Patricia."

Environment Canada says if residents see threatening weather they should take cover in a sturdy permanent building or underground.

It says vehicles, mobile homes, cottages, boats and any tents or trailers are unsafe.

"Be prepared to take shelter immediately in a basement or reinforced structure if a tornado develops," said the Alberta Emergency Alert.

"Get low and put as many walls between yourself and the storm as possible. Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. If you are on the highway, and cannot avoid the tornado, seek shelter in a ditch or ravine."

Albertans can report severe weather to Environment Canada by calling 1-800-239-0484 or emailing storm@ec.gc.ca.

External Links

Alberta Emergency Alert
Public weather alerts for Alberta

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