Hot weather is back in Revelstoke, with highs of 29C forecast for Monday, May 15 (as of time of writing).
The City of Revelstoke is asking members of the public to fill out a survey which is being conducted as part of creating an Extreme Heat Response Plan.
The survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, asks a variety of questions ranging from general demographic information to strategies used to avoid heat in the past, health issues which may be impacted by extreme heat, awareness of cooling centres in the community, and support they or others in the same residence may require in an emergency.
Information on the city’s website indicates the “information collected will help inform a coordinated response to future heat events, and other related emergencies.” The work is funded by a grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).
For context, in July 2022, the Revelstoke Community Response Network asked the city to support its initiative to plan and better prepare for the next heat wave. At that time, Taha Attiah, Community Development Coordinator for the City of Revelstoke, applied for a UBCM grant for 2023 planning.