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Central, Eastern Ontario to Face Strong Storms, Possible Tornadoes, Environment Canada Warns

© AP Photo / Michael RitterIn this Thursday, May 22, 2008, file photo, a tornado touches down in Riverside, Calif. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, a twister touched down south of the state capital and registered EF0, at the lowest edge of the tornado scale that goes up to EF5. The Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale measures the intensity of tornadoes in the U.S. and Canada based on damage caused
In this Thursday, May 22, 2008, file photo, a tornado touches down in Riverside, Calif. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, a twister touched down south of the state capital and registered EF0, at the lowest edge of the tornado scale that goes up to EF5. The Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale measures the intensity of tornadoes in the U.S. and Canada based on damage caused - Sputnik International
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According to Environment Canada, the country's weather information agency, many municipalities were placed under multiple warnings and watches on Sunday afternoon. The agency warned that the storms could last until the evening.

Environment Canada warned that large parts of eastern and central Ontario could face strong storms, thunderstorms and rainfall on Sunday, noting that they could be capable of producing tornadoes

One such storm, located near Moulton Lake in South Frontenac, is moving northeast at 9 km/h, the agency said. A line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes was located 7 kilometres northwest of Pakenham to Garretton, moving northeast at 5 km/h.

Tornado warnings have been issued for areas including Brockville, Burk's Falls, Cornwall, Smith's Falls and the city of Ottawa, with the north and south parts of the capital facing the possibility of tornadoes with potentially damaging wind gusts of up to 100 km/h. 

"At 4:30 p.m. EDT [8:40 p.m. GMT], Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible", the agency said.

​Environment Canada warned that "persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for possible warnings". The agency warned that in case of a tornado one should go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet and "leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can".

A photo of some clouds allegedly near Ottawa that could possibly "spawn a tornado" was shared in social media.

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