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Wind Warning for November 5

Situational Awareness: November 5, 2015

The Office of Emergency Management would like to advise that a Wind Warning has been issued by Environment Canada at 2015-11-06 16:53 UTC for the City of Ottawa, Gatineau Que, Prescott and Russell, Smith Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County.

Current Situation:
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. West winds gusting to 100 km/h are possible as a vigorous cold front continues to sweep through southern Ontario. There have been reports of damaging winds near Goderich, Shelburne, Owen Sound, Lions Head and Orillia as of 11:45 am.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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