Lac La Biche-area residents cleaning up after storm

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Debbie Rizzoli's barbecue and much of her yard was torn up by the wind and storm that came through Saturday evening.  (Submitted by Debbie Rizzoli - image credit)
Debbie Rizzoli's barbecue and much of her yard was torn up by the wind and storm that came through Saturday evening. (Submitted by Debbie Rizzoli - image credit)

Environment Canada has rescinded a tornado warning for Lac La Biche, Alta.

The warning, originally issued Saturday at 5:30 p.m., cautioned of a possible tornado seen near the hamlet that was moving northeast.

There is no official word yet from Environment Canada on the tornado sighting, but residents were left cleaning up quite a mess Saturday night.

Debbie Rizzoli's yard was left in a state after the storm. She lives 5 kilometres from Lac La Biche, near Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. Her family said she was pretty shaken up and had lots of cleaning to do.

Local resident Melanie Castor said there was a heavy emergency response in the area, with ambulances, police, peace officers and helicopters on hand.

Submitted by Debbie Rizzoli
Submitted by Debbie Rizzoli

"Sirens were blaring for 2 hours," Castor wrote to CBC over Facebook.

Lac La Biche is located about 220 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

An up-to-date list of weather alerts can be found on Environment Canada's website.

Submitted by Debbie Rizzoli
Submitted by Debbie Rizzoli
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