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ENDED: Heat Warning issued for Fort Nelson. August 30, 2023

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Heat Warning ENDED by Environment and Climate Change Canada:

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If you are in the area under a Heat Warning:

In response to Heat Warnings, local governments and First Nations in affected areas may open cooling centres for the public.

Cooling centre locations are listed on Emergency Map BC. If cooling centres are not listed on the map in your area, visit your municipality, Local Authority or First Nation website or social media channels for more information.

Heat stroke is a health emergency. Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number if you or someone you’re caring for is displaying symptoms.

Overheating can be harmful to your health and potentially deadly. If someone is experiencing symptoms such as rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, extreme thirst, altered levels of consciousness, and decreased urination with an unusually dark yellow colour, take immediate steps to cool down and seek emergency care:

Heat affects everyone, but the risks are greater for:

Check on family, friends and neighbours, who are at higher risk, particularly if they live alone. Make sure they have a cool space. For people susceptible to heat, the risk increases at indoor temperatures higher than 26°C, and temperatures higher than 31°C can be dangerous.

To prepare for heat, refer to the following resources:

For heat safety recommendations specific to your area, visit the heat information provided by your local health authority:

If you suspect heat-related illness, contact a healthcare provider or call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1. Mild to moderate heat illness can quickly become severe. In case of a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.

There are two kinds of heat alerts issued in BC:

For more information about how Environment and Climate Change Canada determines Heat Warnings in BC, visit the Criteria for Public Weather Alerts.

Heat WarningOn this page:Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency numberHeat Warning: Extreme Heat Emergency: