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Extreme Cold and Artic Outflow Warning

Extreme Cold and Artic Outflow Warning

Environment Canada has issued Arctic Outflow Warning for our area from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon with forecasted cold temperatures continuing all weekend.

Arctic air combined with strong outflow winds gusting to 60 km/h will generate wind chill values of minus 20 beginning on Thursday night.

Frostbite and hypothermia can occur within minutes if adequate precautions are not taken when outdoors. Any skin exposure may result in frostbite. If outside, dress warmly in layers and stay dry. Cover as much exposed skin as possible to avoid frostbite.

Cold Weather Response

Temporary Winter Shelters and Extreme Weather Response Shelters for homeless or at risk of homeless are operated by BC Housing. Shelter locations can be found a BC Housing Shelter Locations

Langford Bylaw officers will work daily with individuals who are unhoused in our area and help connect them to resources, supports and transportation as required.

The Connection Point Church and Resource Centre will be operating a warming centre with hot food and drinks on Thursday from 9:30am-7pm, Friday 1pm-7pm.  Weekend hours pending and will be posted on their facebook page here

Emergency Program Coordinators for Colwood, Langford, and View Royal will remain in contact with each to coordinate response activities as required.

Protect yourself during cold weather events

  • 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.
  • Know the risks of winter weather and check @DriveBC and 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.
  • The PreparedBC Guide has important information on how to prepare and stay safe during winter weather.
  • Monitor EmergencyInfoBC for important updates and information
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