It's the time of year once again where lightning plies it's ways across the Land of Living Skies, as we've already seen in the past week.
With that in mind, Fire Chief Dale Feser has a few items to prompt one's memory on to stay safe this season, especially in the event of a lightning strike.
"If you happen to be working in the area or working in a building, or witness a lightning strike, this is definitely something that you are going to want to alert emergency services personnel to. Call 911, report it in, because we would like to survey the building if it was a building strike, or it it was a power pole strike, just to ensure that there's no fire that may be occurring. We'll come in with thermal imaging cameras and make sure that there's no overheated electrical wiring, or anything that may be in a void space that people can't readily see."
"Keep your eyes to the sky. Make sure that you have the SaskAlert app downloaded, watch for some weather events and of course in the event of any inclement weather, you want to make sure that you're following the recommendations there. You want to seek shelter away from windows in any high wind situations," he added.
"I know that, even after the fact when we receive a lot of water, a lot of people want to drive around and see how much water and where the all the water is. However, we please ask the citizens to refrain from doing so as any emergency services that may be trying to attend emergencies that are occurring are hampered by people getting their vehicles flooded or stalled out in certain areas, by taking away certain lanes of access for emergency vehicles."
"If you don't need to be out there, stay home. We don't want to be out there either, but we have to be out there to help out and respond to these emergencies," Feser concluded.