Update: 5:42 p.m.: All tornado warnings in southeast Saskatchewan have been lifted.


Update: 5:18 p.m.: The tornado warning for R.M. of Enniskillen, including Oxbow and Northgate, has been lifted. It remains in effect for the R.M. of Mount Pleasant. 


Update: 5:01 p.m.: The tornado warning was extended to include the R.M. of Mount Pleasant, including the town of Carnduff. The tornado warning was lifted for the R.M. of Moose Creek, including Alameda.


Shortly after 4:30 p.m., Environment Canada issued tornado warnings for portions of southeast Saskatchewan as a system moved into the region. 

The warnings were issued for areas to the east of Estevan - primarily the Alameda and Oxbow areas, and advised people in the area to watch for the potential of a tornado. 

The warning stated it is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation and people in the area should take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. If anyone sees a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris or any threatening weather, or hears a roaring sound, they should take cover immediately. The warning also advises people to go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Those who are in mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers or temporary or free=standing shelter should move to a strong building if they can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head. 

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