Tornado watch issued for parts of central Alberta |

Environment Canada issued a tornado watch for parts of central Alberta on Wednesday night while a number of those areas were also under a severe thunderstorm warning.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may produce tornadoes,” the weather agency said on its website. “Severe thunderstorms have developed in the Drayton Valley and Rocky Mountain House regions. These storms will track to the northeast.

“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.”

The tornado watches were issued at 8:37 p.m.

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In the event of a tornado or tornado warning, Environment Canada advises people to “go indoors 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 shelters, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.”

For a complete list of area in Alberta where a weather alert has been issued, click here.

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