Environment Canada issued multiple tornado warnings and watches Thursday afternoon for the southeast corner of Saskatchewan.
Along with the potential threat of a tornado, a supercell forming in the region prompted severe thunderstorm warnings and watches.
Terri Lang with Environment Canada said the storm could bring heavy rain, hail, lightning and strong winds.
“Once (supercells) form, they’re able to live for long periods of time and travel great distances along with doing quite a bit of damage.”
With any tornado warning or watch, Lang encouraged people to develop a safety plan.
“We always want people to never panic when they hear (there’s a tornado watch), but rather to think about if it happens — what would I do? and what would be the precautions that I would take? So have that awareness.”
If a tornado forms close to you, Environment Canada recommends going indoors to a room on the lowest floor available and away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet.
You’re also advised to leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter in favour of a strong building. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.