[Arctic Outflow, Winter Storm, Wind and/or Snowfall] Warning Issued for [Locations]. Date.

[Arctic Outflow, Winter Storm, Wind and/or Snowfall] Warning[s] have been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for [areas in the following regions/ many areasof British Columbia:

  • [insert linked locations from Environment Canada]

Recommended actions

If you are in the area under a [Arctic Outflow, Winter Storm, Wind and/or Snowfall] Warning:

  1. Know the symptoms of cold-related illness and seek medical care if you or someone you are caring for are unwell: 
    • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number in case of a medical emergency. 
  2. Take steps to keep your home warm or seek warmer locations, such as a community Warming Centre. 
  3. Know the risks of winter weather and check @DriveBC and DriveBC.ca for the latest road conditions. [IF NOT TRAVELLING IS RECCOMENDED. ADD HERE]. 
  4. Check on family, friends and neighbours who are at higher risk of cold-related illness, particularly if they live alone. 
  5. To locate confirmed power outages in your region, go to BC Hydro’s outage map.
  6. Monitor local sources of information and follow all instructions from your municipality, Local Authority or First Nation. 

Warming Centres

In response to this weather event, Warming Centres may be opened for the public at the discretion of local governments and First Nations in affected areas.

Warming Centre locations are listed on Emergency Map BC. If warming centres are not listed on the map in your area, visit your municipality, Local Authority or First Nation website or social media channels for more information.

Temporary Winter Shelters and Extreme Weather Response Shelters are operated by BC Housing and their partners for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness:

Connect with your local government or First Nation for more information about extreme cold resources and supports available in your community.

Extreme cold safety and preparedness

Contact a healthcare provider, or call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1, if you are experiencing mild, cold-related illness. Call 9-1-1 in case of medical emergency.