• Trevor Greenway

Tornado watch in effect for Low-Wakefield area


Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for Wakefield and Low

Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for the Low-Wakefield area for June 16.


According to the federal weather agency, the area could see the development of severe thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rainfall are also expected, beginning this afternoon.


"This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation," read a statement on Environment Canada's weather alerts page. "Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches." Environment Canada urges all residents to take the following actions in the event of a tornado:

  • Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet.

  • Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can.

  • As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Stay up to date with the latest weather updates to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to QCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #QCStorm.