Extreme heat emergency response plan activated in Saskatoon

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Extreme heat emergency response plan activated in Saskatoon
WATCH: The intense heat has settled in over the province. As Trillian Reynoldson tells us, finding ways to stay cool can be difficult for many, especially for vulnerable people.

Saskatoon has activated its extreme heat emergency response plan in anticipation of higher-than-normal temperatures and the poor air quality index.

The Saskatoon Emergency Management Organization said this will run from Monday until Thursday to support residents in the city.

Cooling stations, outreach services, wellness checks and water distribution are all part of the plan, with some partner organizations having a misting tent as another way for people to cool down.

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A full list of cool-down stations and other services can be found on the City of Saskatoon website.

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The city warned that extreme heat can be dangerous for residents who are older adults or have pre-existing health conditions, or live somewhere without air conditioning or don’t have a way of cooling down their home.

Residents are being asked to check on their neighbours, friends and family.

The city added that all spray pad hours would be extended across Saskatoon until 10 p.m. as part of the extreme heat response.

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