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McGillivray, BC

Alerts in Effect

Heat Warning

Issued at 05:12 Thursday 29 July 2021
Summary

A heat wave is currently affecting parts of interior BC.

Locations: Fraser Canyon.

Threat: Daytime high temperatures reaching the high 30's combined with overnight lows in the upper teens are expected.

Timeframe: Now through Saturday night.

Remarks: A strengthening ridge of high pressure will lead to rising temperatures today trough Saturday night. Relatively cooler temperatures are in store beginning on Sunday.

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Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

To get more information:
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/heat-related-illness.
- Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.

Environment Canada and local Medical Health Officers expect an increase in health and safety risks from heat and are advising the public to take precautions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Special Air Quality Statement

Issued at 12:11 Thursday 29 July 2021
Summary

Smoky Skies Bulletin

Many regions of BC are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours.

The next bulletin update will be available July 30, 2021.

Additional information can be accessed online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories

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Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

If your home is not air-conditioned, be sure the house doesn't get too warm when doors and windows are closed to keep out smoke. Exposure to too much heat can also result in illness.

For more information on current air quality, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.



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