Prince Albert issues partial evacuation order as forest burns nearby
Deer Ridge, SK
Alerts in Effect
Public Safety AlertIssued at 08:18 Thursday 13 May 2021
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This emergency advisory alert is being issued for the province of Saskatchewan. All travelers returning from outside of Canada are subject to a mandatory 14 day self isolation order. Violation of the order may result in a fine of 2000 dollars.Area Description
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SK Provincial Emergency Communications Centre
Special Weather StatementIssued at 10:38 Monday 17 May 2021
The first warm spell of the season will encompass most of Saskatchewan today and Tuesday.
Daytime high temperatures today over most of southern Saskatchewan will be hovering near the 30 degree mark. On Tuesday a cold front will track across the northwestern grainbelt bringing cooler temperatures to these areas. Over the remainder of southern Saskatchewan hot temperatures will prevail again however the approaching cold front will generate widespread showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening before exiting into Manitoba. Cooler temperatures are in store in its wake for all regions by Wednesday.
Heat warning criteria is not expected to be met with these temperatures but nevertheless this will be the first warm spell of the season.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 17:20 Monday 17 May 2021
Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.
Wildfires are currently occurring near Prince Albert.
Localized wildfires are creating reduced visibilities in smoke and poor air quality down wind of the fires. Due to the smoky conditions, individuals living in or travelling to the above noted area are advised to be aware of potential health concerns that can be associated with poor air conditions. In these regions, and even in less affected areas, some individuals may experience sore eyes, tears, coughing and a runny nose.
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.
People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.
Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with air quality.
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.