Tornado watch for the Montreal island area

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July 13, 2023

Following the tornado watch issued at 9:59 a.m. today by Environment Canada for the Montreal Island area, the Town of Montreal West wishes to reassure its citizens that it is monitoring the situation closely and is ready to intervene with its teams if damage occurs to municipal infrastructures and facilities.

Emergency services are always ready to intervene when necessary. If an urgent situation involving the health or safety of people or the security of a building occurs, people can call 911 for help.

Residents should contact Public Works (514-485-8597 or to report situations related to municipal infrastructure or facilities, or to report flooding.

We invite people to monitor the weather alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada, for the island of Montreal.


This afternoon and evening, conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms with the potential to produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rainfall are also possible with these storms.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions:

  • 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.