Extreme Weather Alert – Feb 26, 2024

Extreme Weather Alert – Feb 26, 2024

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Extreme Weather Alert

Date: February 26, 2024

Time: 11:30 am

Location: City of Victoria, British Columbia

In accordance with sec. 2(2)(b) of the Assistance to Shelter Act, an Extreme Weather Alert (EWA) is hereby issued for the city of Victoria, British Columbia. This alert activates the authorities outlined in the Assistance to Shelter Act, empowering police to assist individuals at risk due to severe weather conditions. The EWA will remain in effect until further notice.

Reason for Alert:

The EWA is issued due to the following weather conditions and forecast:

– Overnight temperatures are expected to reach zero Celsius.
– Temperatures lower than 4 Celsius can lead to conditions conducive to hypothermia due to extended exposure.

Shelters Providing Assistance:

1. The Salvation Army ARC
Address: 525 Johnson Street, Victoria BC
Capacity: 30 mats
Opening Time: 9:00 pm

2. Rock Bay Landing
Address: 535 Ellice St, Victoria, BC V8T 2G8
Capacity: 20 mats
Opening Time: 9:00 pm
Note: Pets are welcome but must be leashed and under the control of their owner at all times.

Residents in Need of Shelter:

Individuals seeking shelter during this Extreme Weather Alert are encouraged to make use of the designated shelters mentioned above. The safety and well-being of all residents, particularly those vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, are of utmost importance.

Issued by:

Salvation Army ARC,
Community Representative for the municipality of Victoria, British Columbia.