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Extreme heat warnings and weather alerts

An extreme heat warning is in effect for Airdrie.

This heat warning is likely to be expanded going forward. Please visit Environment Canada’s Extreme Heat Warnings and Weather Alerts for Airdrie for most updated weather related information.

Preparing for extreme heat

Extreme heat conditions can effect everyone. Reduce the risk of serious health issues caused by heat by being aware of the risks of heat exposure, and by being prepared before a heat wave occurs.

  • Gather supplies to keep your household (including your pets) cool and hydrated
  • Make an emergency plan for those who are most at risk
  • Familiarize yourself with local cooling stations you can visit if you cannot escape the heat 
  • Know the signs of heat illness (PDF) and call 911 if anyone is in distress, or suffering from dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, headache, dehydration or rapid heartbeat

Staying safe during extreme heat

  • Drink plenty of water before you feel thirsty (remember that sugary, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks can cause dehydration)
  • Identify cool zones in your home to stay comfortable
  • Open your windows at night, and use fans to pull cool air indoors
  • Before bed, take a cool shower, or apply a cold towel to your neck
  • Plan outdoor activities during the coolest part of the day, and take frequent breaks from the heat
  • Wear a hat, light colours, sunblock, and loose-fitting clothing
  • Never leave people or pets alone in closed vehicles
  • Check in on family, friends or neighbours who are at a high-risk of heat related illness
  • Stay informed on changing weather conditions using the WeatherCan App or the Government of Canada Public Alert website 

Support services for extreme hot weather

Residents seeking a place to cool down during extreme heat conditions and events are welcome to drop into the Airdrie Public Library or Genesis Place during their regular operating hours.

Cooling locations

Airdrie Public Library: 111 – 304 Main Street SE
The library is open seven days a week including:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Visit airdriepubliclibrary.ca/Contact-Us for the most updated information on hours of operations and location.

Genesis Place: 800 East Lake Blvd NE
Genesis Place is open seven days a week including:
Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Weekends: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Visit genesisplace.ca for the most updated  information on hours of operations and location.

Risks of extreme heat conditions

Extended periods of hot weather can increase the risk of wild fires. Local fire bans or advisories will be communicated on the City of Airdrie's social media channels and on the City of Airdrie website. 

View current fire bans and advisories