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Tornado warning dropped for portion of southeastern Alberta near Spondin

A tornado warning has ended for an area of southeastern Alberta near the community of Spondin.

The warning was issued at 3:16 p.m. Thursday and was dropped by 3:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning remained in place as of 3:33 p.m. Thursday.

Environment and Climate Change Canada said its meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm that was possibly producing a tornado.

“Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. Doppler radar indicates a potential tornado near Spondin and is tracking to the southeast at 50 km/h,” read the warning.

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“Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.”

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When a tornado warning is issued, people should immediately go inside 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, the agency said.

“As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.”

For the latest information on weather warnings and alerts, visit Environment and Climate Change Canada’s website.

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