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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Winter Awareness – It’s not too late to prepare

The following is a message from the City of Warman’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) Coordinator Adrian Waskewitch:

Before the storm:

  • Prepare, check, and resupply your home readiness kits. Most home readiness items are already in your home or accessible at your local store (see link below).
  • Pay attention to weather forecasts, warnings/watches, and radar imagery for incoming weather systems (see link below).
  • Sign-up to VoyentAlert! to receive accurate and up-to-date information if weather systems impact the City of Warman (see link below).
  • Winterize your home by covering drafts with plastic; insulating walls and attics; applying weather stripping to windows and doors.
  • Prepare a winter survival kit for your vehicle.

 During the storm:

  • If you must travel, check highway conditions. Wait until highway conditions improve before you commute (see link below).
  • If you become stuck or stranded while travelling, remain in your vehicle.
  • If power goes out, look to SaskPower’s outage updates (see link below).

After the storm:

  • Continue to monitor weather forecasts, highway conditions, and community updates if impacts occur.
  • Clear built-up snow from your home’s exhaust and ventilation ports.
  • Assist physically vulnerable family or neighbours with snow clearing.

Preparedness links:

  • 72-hour readiness – https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx
  • VoyentAlert! – https://www.warman.ca/527/City-of-Warman-Emergency-Alert
  • Weather forecasts – https://weather.gc.ca/forecast/canada/index_e.html?id=SK
  • Weather warnings – https://weather.gc.ca/index_e.html?layers=alert&alertTableFilterProv=SK
  • Weather radar – https://weather.gc.ca/index_e.html?layers=,radar&alertTableFilterProv=SK
  • Highway Hotline link – https://hotline.gov.sk.ca/map/
  • SaskPower link – https://www.saskpower.com/Outages/Power-Outages/Outage-Reports-and-Updates

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