Posted August 8th, 2019
There is currently a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Grimsby. Strong winds, hail and down pours may occur.
During conditions like this there is a greater possibility of damage to power lines due to trees/branches and flying debris that can cause power outages. Outages may be intermittent in nature.
If you experience a power outage please call 905-945-5437 and press 1. If you have information regarding an event (i.e. heard a loud bang, branch/tree on power line, line down across road, debris made contact with power line) please communicate that information when you call in. This information will help us respond to the outage.
In the event of a power outage our crews are committed to working safely to restore power. High winds and storm conditions can pose additional risk to our crews. Power will be restored as it is safe to do so.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 12:43 PM EDT. Source: Environment Canada
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.
Severe thunderstorms are possible this morning into this afternoon.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
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.
For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html
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