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Emergency preparedness planning


Two young children paddle in a kayak on the water.
The heat of summer can also contribute to risks for communities such as flood and wildfire. Image via HealthLinkBC

With a heatwave hopefully behind us, but summer weather well upon us, now is a great time to keep thinking about how to stay safe and healthy this summer. Northern Health has pulled together a few lists of information to help!

Staying safe in warm weather

Summer is here and the warm weather and bright sunshine can lead to increased risks for our health and safety. For ways to stay safe while working in the heat, please see:

Wildfire safety

High temperatures across the province have increased the wildfire risk. Northern Health is collaborating with local and provincial to monitor wildfires in the North, as well as their impact on Northerners’ health and Northern Health services.

Flood information

Northern Health is monitoring higher-than-normal water levels due to rapid melting and forecasted rainfall in several locations. For up to date information on flood conditions, visit Emergency Info BC for the latest updates in your area. More safety precautions and resource links: