Severe thunderstorm alert for Bulkley Valley

Environment Canada forecasts thunderstorms in eastern sections of the Bulkley Valley near Fort St James.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in place for the Bulkley Valley today.

Environment Canada forecasts thunderstorms which could produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain in eastern sections of the Bulkley Valley near Fort St James.

The severe storm watch also extends to Prince George and the northern Cariboo.

Residents are being urged to stay indoors if a thunderstorm strikes and be aware of dangers such as fast moving water and large hail which could damage property or cause injury.

The public is also warned that strong wind gusts can damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

Environment Canada said its meteorologists would update alerts as required. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

Read the Environment Canada alert here: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc10