On Thursday, at around 5:40 p.m. a tornado touched down in Alexander. According to Environment Canada, the twister, which touched ground near Alexander Man, did not cause any damage.
Tornado cautions had been put in place in the City of Brandon, which is currently under a strict thunderstorm watch and also for a number of areas in western Manitoba, but all warnings have since ended.
Other areas under strict thunderstorm watches include the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth, including Virden, Kenton, and Elkhorn, the Riverdale Municipality, including Wheatland and Rivers alongside the R.M. of Whitehead, including Beresford and Alexander.
A directive from the Environment Canada meteorologists has asked people to move to the lowest floor of a building and in a room without outside walls or windows in case of such threatening weather.
However, if people may not be able to move into a structure, they are advised to lie in a low spot and shield their heads from flying debris. This warning follows a tornado, which was categorized as an EF-2, touched down just south of Virden on Friday. The twister killed two people.