Heat Wave Safety

Graphic of thermometer and text that reads 'Heat Wave Advisory'

A dangerous long duration heat wave will affect BC beginning on Friday, June 25 and lasting until Tuesday, June 29. 

This record-breaking heat event will increase the potential for heat-related illnesses.

  • Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
  • Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water.
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.
  • Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

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