BC Coroner's Office reported 16suspected heat-related deathsstatewide between July 26 and August 3 is doing.
— 5 — occurred on July 29th, followed by him on July 30th for a total of three occurrences.
He had the highest number of deaths with 6, ranging from 70 to 78, followed by his 3 from 60 to 69. was a person
Eight of the deaths were in the Fraser Health Authority area and six were in the Interior Health area.
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The figures come after a series of heatwaves in the state.
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On 25 July, Environment Canada announced that the temperature in the Okanagan, Similkameen, between 27 and 29 July warned that could reach 35 to 40 degrees. Fraser Canyon, Shuswap, Boundary, Kootenay and Thompson areas.
Temperatures were forecast to reach 31-35 degrees Celsius in Greater Victoria, Howe Sound, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
B.C. Did. In the same month, we launched a new BC Heat Warning and Response System to warn residents of upcoming heat waves and help prepare.
Environment Canada currently has heat warnings in the interior of the central and northern coasts, Fraser Canyon and North Thompson. I am issuing a warning. , temperatures can reach daytime highs between 28 and 35 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are expected to cool off by the weekend.
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619 died in the last year BC. From June 25th to July 1st, the state experienced a record heat dome associated with the heat.
A review of that tragedy produced 14 recommendations to prevent similar deaths. This includes a clearer and more coordinated plan of action in the event of anotherextreme heatevent. The BC Coroners Service report also recommends that officials consider whether to provide cooling devices such as air conditioners and fans to people most at risk of dying in a heat emergency.
It found that 98% of deaths occurred indoors, with hundreds occurring in homes where temperatures soared above 30 degrees. Only 1% of victims had air conditioning on at the time.
— Using files from Richard Zussman of Global News and The Canadian Press
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