Heavy winds up to 110 km/h winds from the west are expected to batter Moose Jaw and the surrounding area this afternoon, creating the perfect conditions for knocking out power lines. 

Should this worst-case scenario come about and the power is out for several hours, it's important for you to be prepared. 

Deputy fire chief Mike Russell shared a few tips 

“This is a perfect time for us to come back and reiterate some of that stuff that we do talk about: Having that battery-operated radio having those flashlights, first aid kits on hand, and making sure that you have water for 72 hours, making sure you have food that won't spoil, not bringing in any type of fuel-fired appliance or anything that's going to provide carbon monoxide that can be dangerous in the house.” 

Storms can generally create delays for SaskPower crews attempting to restore power. 

Information on how to make an emergency preparedness kit can be found at getprepared.ca.