Severe Summer Weather

Severe Summer Weather

Just like our winters can be wild, so can the summer time.  High winds causing dust storms, tornadoes, heavy rains, and powerful thunderstorms can pose a big risk.

Tornadoes/High Winds

If you must travel outside:

  • Take a minute to watch for flying debris, do not go outside if significant debris is spotted
  • Have a plan of where you are going
  • Have keys in hand/unlock doors remotely
  • Understand a vehicle will not keep you safe from a tornado or large debris

During a Tornado Watch (This means conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado)

  • Actively monitor local weather conditions and alerts
  • Follow any directions provided by Environment Canada such as through SaskAlert
  • Stay indoors and away from windows
  • Follow Shelter-in-Place guidelines when severe weather nears

During a Tornado Warning (This means a tornado exists or is imminent) 

  • Immediately go inside and follow Shelter-in-Place guidelines 
  • If in a wide-span roofed building such as a gymnasium:
    • Find shelter in another building or take cover under a sturdy structure such as a table or desk
  • If in a vehicle:
    • Attempt to find a nearby building to Shelter-in-Place
    • Avoid being under a bridge or overpass (these create suction vortices and are more dangerous)
    • Get out of your vehicle and lay down in a low-lying area/ditch
    • Cover your head by any means available

Floods

Flooding is one the highest risks in Saskatchewan, especially if you live near a lake or river.  Learn about what to do before, during, and after a flood using the following guide.

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