During the summer storm season, thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes and heavy rain in Saskatchewan can develop quickly and threaten life and property. Everyone has a responsibility to protect their homes and their families. You can greatly lessen the impact of a storm by taking the time to prepare in advance. This involves three basic steps:
- Find out about the risks and the type of storms in your region.
- Make an emergency plan, so that everyone knows what to do, and where to go.
- Get an emergency kit, so that you and your family can be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
Know The Risks And Be Prepared
Before and during the summer storm season you can be prepared by:
- Trimming dead branches and cut down dead trees to reduce the danger of these falling onto your house during a storm.
- Cleaning gutters, drains and downpipes.
- Making sure your roof is in good repair.
- Preparing an emergency kit.
When A Storm Is Imminent
When a severe storm is on the horizon, Environment Canada will issue weather warnings through the Weatheroffice website, automated telephone information lines and radio and television stations will also broadcast Environment Canada weather statements. Pay attention to that information and know what the warnings mean.
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