Two tornado warnings issued for western Manitoba Friday evening

By | August 21, 2020

WINNIPEG — Two tornado warnings were issued in western Manitoba Friday evening, both of which have since ended.

Environment Canada issued the warning for the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah, which includes Minnedosa and Moore Park and also the Rural Municipality of Oakview, including Oak River and Rapid City.

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday, the tornado warning was removed.

A tornado warning was in place earlier for the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead, which includes Shoal Lake and Elphinstone.

The warning was put in place around 4:07 p.m., but it has since ended.

Environment Canada advises people to go indoors to the lowest floor and away from outside walls and windows in case of a tornado.

If people cannot go indoors they are advised to find a low lying spot and protect their head.

There have been three tornado warnings in Manitoba this week.

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