Extreme Cold Weather Alert extended until Tuesday for Oshawa and Durham Region


Published February 14, 2022 at 12:14 pm

An Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Durham Region has been extended until Tuesday, February 15.

Durham Health Department issued the Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Saturday afternoon and was originally to remain in effect until the afternoon of Monday, February 14. Monday morning the alert was extended until Tuesday,

During the extreme cold, community members are reminded of the following:

  • Outdoor activities: Consider rescheduling outdoor activities or limiting time outdoors during colder temperatures. If you do go outside, dress in layers, cover exposed skin and stay dry. Learn more about protective actionsyou can take to be prepared for the cold.
  • Check in: Call vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather and remember to check on pets.
  • Shelter services: If you see or know someone in need of immediate emergency shelter call 9-1-1 or visit the Region of Durham’s Emergency Shelters webpage.

During severe weather conditions, emergency shelters may expand their services and the Homelessness Support System will alert unsheltered residents of extreme cold weather and help them take appropriate precautions.

More information on the Cold Weather Response protocol, warming centres and additional supports such as food banks is available on the Warming Calendar webpage.

Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued by Durham Health when Environment Canada forecasts a temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius or colder, and/or a wind chill of minus 20 degrees Celsius or colder.

If you see or know someone in need of immediate emergency shelter call 9-1-1.


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