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Saskatoon EMO activates emergency response plan for extreme heat in Saskatoon

Saskatoon EMO activates emergency response plan for extreme heat in Saskatoon
Saskatoon EMO activates emergency response plan for extreme heat in Saskatoon

In preparation for the heat, humidity and smokiness this week, the Saskatoon Emergency Management Organization (EMO) is activating the Saskatoon Extreme Heat Emergency Response Plan from now through Thursday to support Saskatoon residents, especially those vulnerable to the heat.

A press release from the Saskatoon Fire Department and Saskatoon EMO says the plan is a coordinated response that will provide residents with access to cooling sites, outreach services, wellness checks, and water distribution during extreme heat. There will be designated cooling sites throughout the city, along with misting tents as another way to cool off for those individuals and families experiencing heat stress. If the situation is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.