The nation's capital is under a tornado warning — Ottawa locals are told to stay inside at the lowest floor and avoid all outside walls and windows.

In a weather alert on Sunday, August 2, Environment Canada alerted many residents in Ontario to severe weather on its way.

A line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes is located from 7 kilometres northwest of Pakenham to Garretton, moving northeast at 55 km/h.

Environment Canada

 

Possible tornadoes are occurring at Carleton Place, Richmond, and Merrickville and you can check out the warnings yourself to see if you're in an affected area.

"If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately," wrote Environment Canada.

Leave temporary or "free-standing" shelters for a strong building, if possible — worst-case scenario, lie low and shield your head from flying debris.

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