The City of Estevan would like to advise the public tomorrow June 28 there is a potential for Estevan to experience severe thunderstorm with super cells bringing large amounts of rain, hail and strong winds.
Severe storms includes:
- 3 – 5 cm hail
- 50 – 70 mm rain
- 90 – 100km/hr wind gusts
- Scattered thunder storms are expected to develop in southern Saskatchewan Thursday afternoon with minimal threats. Later in the early evening, extreme southeast Saskatchewan could see thunder storms moving in from North Dakota
These weather conditions are expected to hit Estevan starting at 10:00 p.m. June 28th lasting until 2:00am, June 29th for the most severe weather.
As we have recently experienced severe weather. We would like to advise residents to be prepared by downloading the SaskAlert App on your phone which is FREE, please do so immediately. Keep checking this app for updated weather conditions in our area.
To be prepared if an emergency arises, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
You may have some of the items already, such as food, water and a battery operated or crank flashlight. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. Would you be able to find your flashlight in the dark?
Make sure your kit is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is. Keep it in a backpack, duffel bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place, such as your front-hall closet. If you have many people in your household, your emergency kit could get heavy. It’s a good idea to separate some of these supplies in backpacks. That way, your kit will be more portable and each person can personalize his or her own grab-and-go emergency kit.
- Water– at least two litres of water per person per day; include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order
- Foodthat won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace food and water once a year)
- Manual can-opener
- Crank or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries). Replace batteries once a year
- Crank, battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)
- First aid kit
- Extra keys to your car and house
- Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills
- A copy of your emergency plan and contact information
- If applicable, other items such as prescription medication, infant formula, equipment for people with disabilities, or food, water and medication for your pets or service animal (personalize according to your needs)
After the Storm:
Please refrain from driving around due to the potential of overland flooding as there maybe manhole covers and other hidden hazards below the surface. This action also creates waves to residents and commercial properties who potentially could be flooding. This also keeps main arterial roadways free and clear for emergency vehicles to respond to emergencies. Please obey road closure signs and barricades. Your help in this matter could save property and life.