At 12:35 AM EDT, meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms near Mount Elgin moving east at 50 km/h. These thunderstorms are capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and heavy downpours.
Communities in the path include: Norwich, Milldale, Vanessa
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.