Windstorms

Although often more severe in Southern Alberta than the North or Central region of the Province wind can be devastating. A tornado is capable of severe damage to vegetation, structures and has caused the loss of lives. Wind often precedes an advancing storm and often some of the most severe gusts or sustained winds can be found at the leading edge of the storm. Uprooted trees, flying debris, torn roof structures and overturned vehicles can be the result of a strong wind. In some cases vehicles, RVs and semi trailer trucks especially, can be overturned by gusting winds. Always take care while driving in windy conditions.