For Immediate Release / June 29, 2021

City Experiencing Extreme Heat - Be Prepared

The City of St. Albert is experiencing extremely hot weather over the coming days. Ensure you are taking precautions to keep you and your family safe.  

How to stay safe during extreme heat 

  • Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are two of the most common illnesses from hot summer days. Stay safe during extreme heat by following these tips: 
  • Drink plenty of water and decrease your risk of dehydration 
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle, especially in direct sunlight 
  • Avoid working or exercising intensely in the heat or humidity 
  • Wear sunscreen and dress for the weather 
  • If your home is too hot, take cool showers or baths and visit an air conditioned public space 

Summer Storms 

Disasters and emergencies are unpredictable. They can strike anytime and anywhere. Often, they occur with very little warning. Although the likelihood that one will occur in St. Albert may seem like a remote possibility, our community is susceptible to severe summer storms bringing heavy rain, high winds, hail, intense lightning and tornados. It’s important to sit down with your family and make your emergency plan so that each family member knows what to do if an emergency occurs. 

Prepare a 72 Hour Basic Emergency Kit 

Help you and your family prepare for an emergency by creating an emergency kit. It should contain items to help you cope during the first 72 hours of an emergency. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Store the items in backpacks, duffel bags or luggage so you can easily take the kit with you in case you need to evacuate. Keep it in a cool, dry area of your home. Ensure that every household member knows where the emergency kit is located.  

For more emergency preparedness tips, kit checklists and more visit: stalbert.ca/beprepared.  

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Last edited: June 30, 2021