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Tornado warning ends for northern N.B.

06/02/2013 06:20 EDT | Updated 08/02/2013 05:12 EDT
Environment Canada has ended its tornado warning for parts of Northern New Brunswick bordering Maine this evening.

Grand Falls and Victoria County were under a tornado warning Sunday evening.

At 5:30 p.m. local time Sunday, a storm cell was located about 10 kilometres north of Grand Falls and was tracking east at about 60 km/h.

"Take cover, if threatening weather approaches, in a sturdy permanent building or underground. If you see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately," said Environment Canada's website

The tornado watch for Edmundston and Madawaska County has ended.

Severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect for much of eastern New Brunswick.

Environment Canada reminds people that vehicles, mobile homes, cottages, boats, tents and trailers are not safe should a tornado hit.

"Seek shelter in a location like a bathroom, interior closet, stairwell, basement or the lowest level in the building. Stay away from windows or outside walls, as they offer little protection," the website states.

Meteorologists are tracking an “extensive line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail, damaging winds and locally heavy downpours,” said the warning on Environment Canada’s website.

Hail and strong gusts of wind can damage property and cause injuries. Severe downpours are also capable of producing flash floods.

Environment Canada is also advising people to avoid driving through water on roads as the water could be deceptively fast-moving and could sweep vehicles away.

Environment Canada is monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates as they become available.

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