Alerts for: High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermilion - Mackenzie Hwy

Warnings

4:31 AM MDT Tuesday 28 June 2016
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Co. of Northern Lights near Paddle Prairie Smt
  • Mackenzie Co. near Bistcho Lake
  • Mackenzie Co. near Fort Vermilion
  • Mackenzie Co. near High Level and Bushe River Res.
  • Mackenzie Co. near Indian Cabins and Steen River
  • Mackenzie Co. near John D'or Prairie and Fox Lake
  • Mackenzie Co. near La Crête and Buffalo Head Prairie
  • Mackenzie Co. near Meander River and Lutose
  • Mackenzie Co. near Rainbow Lake Zama Lake and Chateh
  • Mackenzie Co. near the Caribou Mountains
  • Mackenzie Co. near the Tallcree and Wadlin Lake Reserves
  • Mackenzie Co. near Zama City

A period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29C or above and minimum overnight temperatures reaching near 14C or above are expected. Temperatures are expected to cool later this week.

Heat Warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Residents of and visitors to the above warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:
- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings (including malls or indoor pools).
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
- Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

For more heat health advice, including for vulnerable individuals, visit www.ahs.ca/heat.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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