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Environment Canada issues tornado warning for Fenelon Falls in North Kawartha Lakes region

Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for Feneron Falls, Balsam Lake Park, and the North Kawartha Lakes region.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning at 7:40 p.m. Monday, saying meteorologists were "tracking a severe thunderstorm that could be causing a tornado."

"Destructive winds, severe hail and localized downpours are also possible," the warning read.

A potentially tornado-inducing severe thunderstorm is near Queen Elizabeth II Windlands moving east at 55 km/h, according to Environment Canada.

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Agency says gusts of up to 90 km/h are possible.

Environment Canada has identified Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands, Black Lake, Moore Lake, Deep Bay, East Moore Lake, Gull Lake, Buller, Latterworth, Howland, Moore Falls, Rackety, Miners Bay and Kilcoo. Included in the stated sphere of influence is Camp, Dutch Line.

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Tornado warning too It is in force Halliburton, Minden and the South Halliburton County area.

"This is a dangerous, potentially life-threatening situation," the warning said. “If dangerous weather is approaching, evacuate immediately. If you hear a roar or see a funnel cloud, debris swirling near the ground, flying debris, or threatening weather approaching, Please evacuate immediately.”

Environment Canada said citizens should be in rooms on the lowest floors away from exterior walls and windows. This can be a basement, bathroom, stairwell, or interior closet. If so, move to a sturdy building," the warning said. "As a last resort, lie down low and protect your head from flying debris."

If so, please evacuate indoors!" he added.

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