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Severe storms tore through southern Manitoba Wednesday, prompting a tornado warning.

Severe storms prompt tornado warning in Manitoba


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    Cheryl Santa Maria
    Digital Reporter

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:04 PM - Severe storms tore through southern Manitoba Wednesday, prompting a tornado warning. That was dropped about two hours later, but the tornado watches stretched on into the evening.

    LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS

    • Stay away from windows.
    • Unplug appliances.
    • Do not use the telephone.
    • Avoid running tap water.
    • Try to reach a safe building or vehicle (picnic shelters, dugouts and sheds are NOT  considered safe).
    • Avoid high ground, water, tall, isolated trees and metal objects such as fences or bleachers.
    • If you are out on the water, get to land and find shelter immediately.

    IF SOMEONE IS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

    • Call for help / dial 911.
    • The injured person has received an electrical shock and may be burned or have other injuries.
    • People who have been struck by lightning do not retain an electrical charge and can be handled safely.
    • Give first aid. If the heart has stopped beating, a trained person should give CPR.

    Environment Canada offers a 30-30 rule. If you can count 30 seconds or less between seeing a lightning flash and hearing the thunder, take shelter and stay there until 30 minutes after you last hear thunder. 


    KEEP ON TOP OF ACTIVE WEATHER: Visit the Alerts section of the website


    TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

    • Should a tornado develop, seek underground shelter when possible -- preferably in a basement.
    • In the absence of an underground room opt for a windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a solid building.
    • Never try to outrun a tornado.
    • Keep cell phone and/or battery-operated radio handy so you can keep on top of tornado watches and warnings.
    • DO NOT go outside if a tornado is imminent or occurring in your area.

    SEVERE WEATHER WARNING SIGNS

    • Large hail
    • Strong winds
    • Debris clouds and tree damage
    • Torrential rain 
    • Severe thunder/lightning
    • Dark, often greenish clouds
    • Funnel clouds

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