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Severe thunderstorm warning lifted (update)

The warning was briefly in effect Friday evening
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** Update: The severe thunderstorm warning was lifted around 8 p.m **

NEWS RELEASE
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

Kitchener - Cambridge - Region of Waterloo

At 7:09 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located near Drumbo, moving east at 15 km/h.

Radar estimates 50 mm of rain has fallen in some areas. Rainfall totals of 50 to 75 mm are possible.

Locations impacted include:

Paris, Princeton and Glen Morris.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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