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Environment Canada has some important tips for people when dealing with a tornado warning.


Meteorologist Natalie Hasell says taking appropriate shelter is one of the biggest keys to staying safe when a tornado occurs.

"This would be in the lower level of a sturdy building, preferably in the basement. If you don't have an actual basement, then you should find a small enclosed room like a washroom or a closet and you want to have as many walls between you and the windows as possible."

If you do see a tornado touch down and want to report it, Hasell says there are several options available to do so.

"There's a severe weather reporting line, at 1-800-239-0484. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we do monitor Twitter, especially if you were to use #MBStorm. There will always be someone on shift who is looking at that information, so if you have photos or videos you can certainly post it that way."

Hasell says about 14 tornadoes touch down in Manitoba every year, although there are no areas in particular that see more tornado activity.

Two tornadoes touch down near Manitou last night.