What to do when you get a tornado alert on your cellphone

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Environment Canada says an alert is automatically sent to people's cellphones when a tornado warning is issued for their area. Here's what to do when an alert pops up:

-Seek shelter inside.

-If there's a basement, go there.

-If there is no basement, try to find an interior room with no windows that's far away from the exterior walls.

-If you're in a vehicle and you can see the tornado, it's up to you whether you think you can pull over and get to a nearby building.

-You may be able to drive away from the storm, but if it's not safe to do so, it's good to crouch in the back seat or below the dash and cover your head.

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-- Source: Environment Canada

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 16, 2021.

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