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Severe thunderstorm warining Issued for Brantford, Brant, and Oxford

Severe thunderstorm warning for Brantford, County of Brant, Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Oxford County issued.

At 5:50 PM EDT, radar shows a line of thunderstorms extending from Collingwood to just north of London. Other storms are over western Lake Erie. A few of these storms could produce damaging winds.

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.

Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tree limbs. Stay on the lower floor of your home or building and if the storm is particularly severe go to the basement.

Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.