There is another potential storm heading our way.
"The City of Estevan would like to advise the public," advised EMO Coordinator, Helen Fornwald, "tomorrow June 28 there is a potential for Estevan to experience severe thunderstorm with supercells bringing large amounts of rain, hail and strong winds. The City of Estevan would like to advise the public tomorrow June 28 there is a potential for Estevan to experience severe thunderstorm with supercells bringing large amounts of rain, hail and strong winds. The severe storms include 3 – 5 cm hail, 50 – 70 mm rain, and 90 – 100km/hr wind gusts."
"Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop in southern Saskatchewan Thursday afternoon with minimal threats. Later in the early evening, extreme southeast Saskatchewan could see thunderstorms moving in from North Dakota." "These weather conditions are expected to hit Estevan starting at 10:00 p.m. June 28th lasting until 2:00 am, June 29th for the most severe weather."
She added that a great way to stay in up to date with the latest alerts is through the SaskAlert App on your phone which is free to download.
"Keep checking this app for updated weather conditions in our area."
She also advises making an emergency kit, if you do not already have one.
"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."
Some items to put in your kit include:
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
Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace food and water once a year)
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."
Fornwald also shares a few tips fro after the storm has passed.
"Please reframe 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 closed signs and barricades. You help in this matter could save property and life."