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Violent Tornado damages houses near Didsbury, Alberta

It advises individuals to take immediate cover if they are faced with approaching severe weather.

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A tornado has been reported near Didsbury, Alberta, approximately 82 kilometers north of Calgary.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Didsbury have issued a warning to residents regarding a large tornado in Mountain View County, specifically along Highway 2 at 581. The tornado is estimated to be one to two kilometers wide.

According to the RCMP, there have been reports of damaged houses and injuries.

They are urging people in the area to seek shelter and take cover. In response to the sighting of the tornado near Didsbury, an Alberta emergency alert has been issued for parts of southern and central Alberta.

According to the alert posted on Environment Canada’s website, this situation is considered dangerous and poses a potential threat to life. It advises individuals to take immediate cover if they are faced with approaching severe weather.

The recommended actions include seeking shelter promptly upon hearing a roaring sound, observing a funnel cloud, witnessing swirling or flying debris near the ground, or noticing any other signs of threatening weather.

The Government of Alberta’s website emphasizes that a critical alert indicates the need for residents and individuals within the affected area to take immediate action.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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