For those spending time outdoors and in need of a place to warm up, there are several public spaces for refuge, including:
To stay warm and dry, remember to:
Signs of cold-related illness may include:
If you suspect someone is experiencing a cold-related illness, call 9-1-1 and take measures to warm them up gradually while awaiting help. For more tips on staying safe during cold weather, check out Interior Health’s extreme cold preparedness tips.
Remember to check on your neighbours, let's keep warm and stay safe together!
Learn more about how to get prepared for winter weather and storms. Click here.
Power outages can disrupt communication, the heat in your home, and access to food and water. Learn more about how to get prepared for power outages. Click here.
To report a power outage with Nelson Hydro, call 1-877-324-9376.
You can monitor Nelson's weather here.
Watch for weather alerts posted by Environment and Climate Change Canada: Sign up at Environment Canada Weather Alerts - be sure to download the mobile app as well.