Alberta Mirror

Friday, September 29, 2023

Painful cold prompts Edmonton to trigger severe climate reply


Key takeaways: 

  • Buses will haul people to shelters, and the shelter area will be extended.
  • Environment Canada states Edmonton will notice a low of –24 C Tuesday, with a breeze chill creating it sense like –30 overnight. 
  • There will be a chance of frostbite. 

Intense climate warnings issued for Albertans: 

With temperatures indicated to remain below –20 C over the forthcoming days, the City of Edmonton has triggered its severe climate response.

City buses on reliable ways will transport helpless people to shelters, the city stated Tuesday.

Emergency shelter area will be temporarily extended, the city stated in a public service report.

Environment Canada states Edmonton will notice a low of –24 C Tuesday, with a breeze chill creating it feel like –30 overnight. There will be a chance of frostbite.

Wednesday will see a thrill of –20 C, a low of –25 and a breeze chill making it sense like –30.

Highs of –20 C are predicted for Thursday and Friday, with lows on Thursday dipping to –29 C.

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Edmonton issues cold warnings for Albertans

Temperatures will begin to heat up again on Saturday, with a thrill of –14 C and a low of –19.

In complement to operating buses to transport helpless individuals to shelters, Edmonton Transit Service operators will pick up passengers at most holidays when the temperature is –20 or freezing with wind chill.

Boyle Street Community Services and the Bissell Centre will expand their day-shelter capabilities.

A temporary shelter run by The Mustard Seed at Commonwealth Stadium may spread earlier than the scheduled date of Dec. 20 if potential and its ability will be raised to 200 from the scheduled 150.

The City of Leduc, south of Edmonton, has also placed its severe climate plan into impact, supplying shelter for people who require it.

The Leduc Hub Association has an overnight shelter for up to 12 individuals at 5110 47th St. 

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