With the storm on Thursday passing through towns in south east Saskatchewan, places such as Beinfait, North Portal and Redvers saw different levels of damage done.
While passing through Beinfait, the storm caused lots of damage to houses and property.
"There's a lot of damage to many houses from the hail and the high winds. There's lots of houses missing shingles, windows broken out, there's lots of holes in siding and lots of branches and leaves missing off of the trees," shared Paul Carroll with the town of Beinfait.
"Fortunately no one got hurt as far as we know and we'll clean it up and get back to living our lives."
"Everyone was out cleaning up as much as they could, some people were in awe, taking stock of how much damage there was and other ones were already cleaning up their yards, raking up the leaves and breaking the branches up. Our towns people were hauling away as much as they could and they were assessing any damage to the town buildings, such as our recreational facilities," he explained.
"I believe the power was out for about 8 hours. We were fortunate for the power to come on when it did. We were able to resume our regular electrical feed and resume relying on Sask-power for out lighting and our electrical needs."
Beinfait is under a boil water advisory due to the power going out, the water treatment plant was shut down.
"Because of the water system loosing pressure, once the water system pressure drops down to a certain level then it becomes a mandatory, precautionary notice that goes out whether or not there has been any seepage. One way or the other we don't know but we can't take the chance. We issue a boil water advisory just to insure anybody with small children or older people, make sure that they boil their water. Good, healthy, young adults shouldn't bother, but again we never want to take a chance and we ask that they boil water also. Hopefully we don't have to do this again too often," stated Paul.
North Portal had hail that caused damage to houses and vehicles.
"We had tennis ball or golf ball sized hail, so we have a lot of damage on siding, some broken windows and a lot of vehicle damage. People have a lot of trees and branches to clean up, luckily no one was hurt and everyone was able to stay on top of their sump pumps with generators through out the night until the power was restored," explained Lindsay Davis with the Village of North Portal.
"I believe our power turned back on sometime after midnight, I woke up at 2:30 in the morning and the power was on at that time."
'luckily in North Portal everybody kept their heads, council had a brief meeting that night just to talk about what we would do if the power stayed off for a long period of time. I feel like everybody responded in a calm manner, that's good to know that people are prepared for this sort of thing," she expressed.
"We actually suffered minor damages to our municipal property. The thing that we're dealing with now is that, because the power was our for such a long time our sewer station didn't reset properly."
On Friday Lindsay explained that the Village of North Portal had their water service off as they deal with the situation and that they should be able to fix it right away. Their is no official boil water advisory in effect, but it may be something that needs to be issued in the near future and the residence will be notified if this occurs.
The town of Redvers saw a calmer side to the storm as they did not receive hail, however they still were affected by the blackout.
"No hail reported, definitely not in the town. I don't know about the RM's around but there was no hail in the town of Redvers. Just a lightning show, the land of the living skies were pretty crazy to watch but we just got rain and wind and the power went out," shared Bonnie Rutten with the town of Redvers.
'The power went out at 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon and I was sleeping when it came back on, but the girls say 2 o'clock in the morning."
"I heard that our Filcan restaurant was open for take out, our Family Food Store was open when I left town at about 5 o'clock, they were still open but it was cash only because the tills didn't work. It didn't look crazy busy, I think most people turned to the barbecue," explained Bonnie.
"We were starting to make plans, where are we going to go, whose basement are we going to crawl into. But no, everything was fine."