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Heat Warning issued by Environment Canada

2022-07-26

Heat Response – Tuesday July 26, 2022

Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning due to a heat wave in the forecast from Tuesday to Saturday, for the District of Clearwater. This is the first Heat Warning issued in 2022, and the District of Clearwater is urging residents to take precautions during hotter-than-normal weather conditions.

Cooling Centre Opens Wednesday, July 27

The District of Clearwater is opening the Dutch Lake Community Centre to provide residents with temporary relief from the predicted record-breaking temperatures. Dutch Lake Community Centre, located at 209 Dutch Lake Road, will be open as a cooling centre for the following dates and times.

Wednesday July 27 12-8pm

Thursday July 28 12-8pm

Friday July 29 12-8pm

Note this may be extended subject to the weather forecast

Criteria for Activation

Under the BC HARS protocol, Clearwater falls under a “northeast” region of the province. The criteria for a heat warning (alert level one) to be issued in the northeast region is a 29-14-29 forecast, which means a daytime high greater than or equal to 29 degrees Celsius and overnight low greater than or equal to 14 degrees Celsius forecast for two consecutive days. These events are considered a moderate public health risk and occur one to three times per summer season.

Please refer to the following resources for how to stay safe and informed during a heat wave:

Click the link to sign up for the District’s Voyent Alert messaging app

http://www.districtofclearwater.com/register-now-for-emergency-alerts/

Please refer to the following link for information from the TNRD

https://www.tnrd.ca/tnrd-urges-safety-during-first-heat-warning-of-2022/