Archive List for Severe Weather

Heat warning: how to prevent heat-related illness

Heat warning: severe heat could cause heat-related illness Record-braking heat wave hit large areas of west coast in the summer 2021.  Extensive exposure to extreme heat can result in serious medical conditions such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A heat warning is in effect in many parts of BC. Make sure to stay hydrated, and spend time in […]

Wildfire Smoke and Health Risks

Wildfire season: from early April to late October Smoky condition from wildfire is more and more common in the recent years.  As wildfire burns through forests and grasslands, it produces dense smoke that can be a major source of toxic air pollutants.  Smoky conditions are persisting in some parts of #BC, which can impact air […]

“Evacuation Alert” and “Evacuation Order”: What is the difference?

Provincial State of Emergency in BC B.C. has declared a state of emergency on July 20, 2021 to support the provincewide response to ongoing wildfire situation, so you may have heard news about evacuation alerts and evacuation orders such as below. Emergency Info BC shows 2021 Wildfire information as of July 24, 2021 at 7:00 […]