Did You Know?

Tornadoes
Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country with the exception of the United States.

Tornadoes usually hit in the afternoon and early evening, but have been known to strike at night too.

Sources: GetPrepared.ca's Tornado Facts

Earthquakes
Earthquakes can't be predicted.

Source: GetPrepared.ca's Earthquake Facts

Lightning

Rubber shoes don't protect you from lightning.

Talking on the telephone is the leading cause of lightning injuries inside the home.

Standing under a tall tree is one of the most dangerous places to take shelter.

Sources: National Geographic's Flash Facts About Lightning

Accidents
The Mississauga Train Derailment in 1979 resulted in 250,000 people being evacuated from their homes.

Source: Heritage Mississauga

Revised: Tuesday July 08 2014

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