What do I do during extreme weather?

driver clutching steering wheel while driving on a snowy roadway

Extreme weather can happen during any season in Alberta. Are you prepared to take care of you and your family in case of an emergency?

In a winter storm or in extreme cold

  • listen to your local radio, television or weather station for updated reports and emergency information
  • eat regularly and drink ample fluids, but avoid caffeine and alcohol
  • avoid overexertion when shovelling snow; overexertion can bring on a heart attack which is a major cause of death in the winter months. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
  • watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia
  • watch for updates on the winter roads webpage

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Last updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019
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