Did you know Saskatchewan has an average of 18 reported tornadoes a year -- the most of any province in Canada?
If you’re outside and you see a tornado, seek shelter under solid overhead protection, such as a highway overpass or a low lying area, ditch or culvert. Heavy rains often follow tornadoes so be sure to watch for rising water.
These whirling dervishes are most likely to appear in the afternoon or early evening of hot, humid days, anytime from May through August.
If a tornado or downburst/plow wind comes your way, what will your team do?
Talk to you manager about your emergency preparedness plan. The best time to find out what it says is now, before disaster strikes.
Please keep the following tips, provided by Saskatchewan Health Authority staff in Rosetown and Saskatoon, top of mind:
If you are indoors:
If you are outside:
Sometimes there is little or no advance warning of a tornado. For information about
public weather alerts,
weather updates and to check the
weather radar in your area, visit the Environment Canada and The Weather Network websites.
To receive real-time emergency alerts, visit the SaskAlert website or download the SaskAlert app (on iPhone or android).