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Tornado confirmed near of village of Beiseker, Alta., on Sunday

Environment Canada is monitoring a storm system in southern Alberta that is producing a tornado on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Environment Canada is monitoring a storm system in southern Alberta that is producing a tornado on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Courtesy / Cam and Kendra Walls

Officials with Environment Canada have confirmed reports of a tornado near the village of Beiseker, Alta., on Sunday.

According to a weather summary on Environment Canada’s website, the tornado was spotted 15 kilometres southeast of Beiseker just before 4:30 p.m.

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The national weather agency said it was sent multiple photos and videos of the tornado.

“A small debris cloud was seen at the base, but there have been no reports of damage,” Environment Canada said. “Therefore, this tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0.”

Beiseker is located about 70 kilometres northeast of Calgary.

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The tornado was spotted as vast areas throughout southern Alberta remained under thunderstorm watches or warnings, which had been issued by Environment Canada earlier in the day.

Shortly after, a warning on the Alberta Emergency Alert website cautioned the tornado was moving northwest at 20 kilometres per hour.

READ MORE: Edmonton area, much of central and eastern Alberta under wind warnings on Sunday

The alert from Environment and Climate Change Canada warned area residents to seek shelter and stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. The alert was later cancelled shortly after 5 p.m.

Meteorologists with Environment Canada are asking anyone who may have pictures of the tornado or damaged it may have caused to report it by calling 1-800-239-0484, emailing ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweeting with #ABStorm.