Environment Canada has issued multiple tornado warnings for several regions north of Toronto and residents in the affected areas are being urged to seek cover.

According to an alert issued just before 2:50 p.m., meteorologists were tracking a severe storm near Innisfil. The storm was reported to be moving east at around 65 km/h.

Residents in the areas of Innisfil, Beaverton, Georgina, Sutton, Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Georgina Island, Sunset Beach and Pefferlaw as well as areas near Dufferin County were urged to take cover immediately.

“Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes,” the alert said.

“Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.”

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