Enhancing local extreme temperature preparedness will keep people safer

Aug 16th, 2023 – BC Government News

Building on ongoing work with local communities to prepare for extreme temperatures, new funding will help assess and plan for the risks of extreme heat and cold that B.C. has been experiencing due to climate change.

“In addition to colder winters, people across the province are feeling the impacts of hotter summers and heat waves. Extreme weather caused by climate change puts vulnerable people at risk and we need to ensure that communities have plans in place to keep people safe,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. “This funding will help support communities in developing the tools and knowledge they need to better protect people during these extreme weather events.”

Read the full article at news.gov.bc.ca.