Preparing for Heat Waves

How can we prepare for heat waves?

Learn more about preparing for heat waves - View the Digital Guide 

Scout Environmental has launched the "Stay Cool, PEI" campaign with funding from the Government of PEI's Climate Challenge Fund. This campaign will raise awareness and provide people with helpful information to prepare for extreme heat events. 

The digital guide is a free, interactive guide that offers practical tips on recognizing heat-related illnesses and preparing for extreme heat at home and in the community.

The Digital Guide has resources that can be printed or downloaded. 

What is a heat wave?

PEI’s Climate Change Risk Assessment determined that PEI would face significant risks from heat waves. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s threshold for issuing a heat warning on PEI is as follows: 

  • Two or more days in a row with daytime highs expected to reach 28°C or warmer and nighttime falling to 18°C or warmer; or
  • Two or more days in a row of humidex values expected to reach 36°C or higher

PEI’s Climate Adaptation Plan (2022) was developed to help PEI better prepare for the future while lessening climate change’s impacts on Island residents. 

Published date: 
June 9, 2023
Environment, Energy and Climate Action

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