"Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year."
Environment Canada has issued B.C. weather warnings for several parts of the province. While heat and air quality warnings are also in effect, severe thunderstorm notices are popping up for the day and evening of Monday, July 5.
The following regions are impacted "Thompson - Nicola, Shuswap, North Okanagan (including Vernon), Arrow Lakes, Slocan Lake, northern Kootenay Lake, and East Kootenay - North (including Invermere)," according to the weather notice.
People should be bracing for dangerous thunderstorms, very strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain. Even dry lightning may occur due to the heat and dryness in some areas.
"Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!" the warning reads.
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