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Severe thunderstorm, tornado alerts issued for parts of New Brunswick

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Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warnings and watches in much of New Brunswick on Sunday, as well as tornado watches for certain areas.

The alerts indicated meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain. They also said the thunderstorms could produce tornadoes.

“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation,” Environment Canada said.

The warnings went on to say people should take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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The alert noted that large hail can damage property and cause serious injury, and that strong winds can down trees and blow large vehicles of the roads.

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People were asked to continue monitoring alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

On Saturday, a severe thunderstorm swept through Ontario and Quebec, killing at least five people. That system left a wake of damage and resulted in power outages for thousands of customers.

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