Tornado touches down near Roblin

Tornado touches down near Roblin

CTV Winnipeg
Published Sunday, July 22, 2018 5:46PM CST
Last Updated Sunday, July 22, 2018 5:47PM CST

A major thunderstorm across the province has led to a tornado touching down near Lake of the Prairies on Sunday afternoon according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. (https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb18)

Hayleigh Langan was working at Pyott West Campround when around 3:45pm she said she saw a waterspout tornado on the lake, ran outside and started recording video.

“There’s a tornado on the lake. Watch it,” said a voice nearby.

In messages to CTV News Langan said everyone appears to be okay, there was no damage, the waterspout stayed on the lake.

“Surprisingly I wasn’t afraid, it was a shock when I first seen it,” she said.

“It wasn’t heading towards us so I wasn’t afraid,” she said.

Meteorologists say the thunderstorms are capable of producing severe wind gusts with heavy rain and nickel-size hail.

For many parts of the province, a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect. Residents are being advised to stay indoors and to stay safe. (https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=mb)

– With files from CTV’s Beth Macdonell

Published at Sun, 22 Jul 2018 19:46:00 -0400