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District of Clearwater issues heat warning, to open cooling centre

The Dutch Lake Community Centre will act as a cooling centre during the heat wave
The District of Clearwater has issued a heat wave warning. (Shutterstock)

The District of Clearwater has issued a heat warning through its new VoyentAlert! notification system.

Due to an upcoming forecast, a heat warning as been issued, asking residents to check on their neighbours and pass along the following information to anyone that may need assistance.

Tomorrow and continuing into the weekend, temperatures are expected to rise into the mid to high 30s, with overnight lows of up to 20 C. The forecast is calling for rain starting Sunday night.

During this time, the DOC is opening the Dutch Lake Community Centre to provide residents with temporary relief from the predicted record-breaking temperatures for the area. It will be opened as a cooling centre:

  • Wednesday, July 27 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 28 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, July 29 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The local Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (422 Murtle Cres.) will also be open as a cooling centre:

  • Wednesday Jully 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday July 28 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
  • Friday July 29 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bottled water will available at both locations for those who need it as well as public access to Wi-Fi.

This is the first heat warning issues for 2022, and the District is urging residents to take precautions.

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