Each Spring, the Emergency Management Office (EMO) looks ahead to weather patterns and trends. The current outlook, is a slower progression than we normally would observe across the province. This will bring a cooler wet spring as per Environment Canada. We are continuing to monitor the forecasts and advance our efforts in pre-planning for extreme heat.
Our current focus is planning and outreach to our vulnerable populations, residents, property management companies, non-profits and faith based organizations. We will be encouraging them to create a social communication network. This ensures during an emergency they have friends, family and or neighbours they can reach out to and use if needed. As we saw last year with the heat, we all need to have a personal plan that we can mobilize. We need to continue to adapt and be more resilient as these events continue occur.
City of New Westminster Information & Resources for Extreme Heat
Health - Heat Related Information & Resources
Other Heat Related Information