Tornados in Canada are relatively common. The United States is the only country that gets more tornados than us. Tornados can vary in size and intensity and usually strike in afternoon or evening but not always.
What to do during a tornado:
- Take shelter in a basement or small interior ground floor room (bathroom, closet etc.)
- Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls.
- On the farm, open gates to let livestock escape if they are in imminent danger.
- If you’re in your car, get to the nearest solid shelter or get out and take cover in a low-lying area (ditch).
If you see the following conditions, take precautions:
- Severe thunderstorms with lots of thunder and lightening
- Very dark sky with green or yellow clouds
- Rumbling or whistling
- Funnel clouds, heavy rain