Alerts for: High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermilion - Mackenzie Hwy
4:38 AM MDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 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 prolonged period with maximum daily temperatures reaching or exceeding 29C and minimum overnight temperatures near 14C or above will continue through at least Thursday.
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. - 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.
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.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.