This event has
All Arctic Outflow and Extreme Cold Warnings issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada have now ended.
Extreme Weather Response Shelters are operated by BC Housing and their partners for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness:
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.
Take steps to
keep your home warm or seek warmer locations, such as an Emergency Warming Centre or a Public Warming Space.
Know the risks of winter weather and check
DriveBC.ca for the latest road conditions.
Check on family, friends and neighbours who are at higher risk of cold-related illness, particularly if they live alone.
To locate confirmed power outages in your region, go to BC Hydro’s outage map:
Learn more about preparing for a power outage.
Monitor local sources of information and follow all instructions from your municipality, Local Authority or First Nation.
PreparedBC – Severe Weather Checklist
RoadSafetyBC – Preparing Your Vehicle
HealthlinkBC – Cold Exposure and Risk of Injury
Environment Canada – Cold Weather Safety Tips
Health Canada – Health Risks of Extreme Cold
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.
Learn more about the types of winter weather alerts issued in B.C.
Alert you about weather conditions where there is potential for a significant storm or severe weather to occur. A Watch could be upgraded to a Warning.
Are urgent messages that severe weather is either occurring or will occur.