Nova Scotia’s Heat Alert and Response System

Heat alerts will be issued through the Heat Alert and Response System to inform Nova Scotians and community response partners when a heat event is coming. The new system is a partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Heat warnings will be issued to inform the public when air temperature and humidex are above defined criteria so that they can take action to protect themselves from the risks associated with extreme heat.

When a heat alert is in place, advisories will be shared through Department of Health and Wellness Twitter and Facebook page. You can also visit Environment and Climate Change Canada website for more weather information.

If your organization provides services for those who are more vulnerable to heat, you may subscribe to Environment Canada’s email alert system.

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