Brace Yourself for Wind or Hail

Alberta Summer Tip
If there’s a storm brewing, keep up with its progress through local news or weather channels. If you are told to evacuate or take cover, do it.

Protect yourself and your property by taking these steps:

1 Secure all glass openings (windows, sun roof) to limit additional damages.

2 Make sure outdoor furniture and fixtures and all vehicles are brought in to prevent them from being damaged.

3 Stay away from glass windows and doors and seek refuge in an interior room with no windows.

4 Avoid using electrical appliances.

5 Take care of your pets: A storm can be a frightening experience, and they could injure themselves or injure you if panicked.

6 Do not light candles or lanterns – they could get blown over causing a fire.

7 Never go out during the storm – flying debris can cause severe injuries.

8 After the storm clears, and you come out, beware of downed power lines and gas leaks.

9 Stay away from heavily damaged areas. Listen to your radio for instructions.