Several people died as Canada reported a high temperature of 49.5 degrees Celsius
At least 69 people have died in Canada’s Vancouver area in a record heatwave that has hit the west of the country and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Most are elderly or in basic health.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), most of the deaths in the suburbs of Burnaby and Surrey in Vancouver in the past 24 hours were the elderly or those with health problems.
lytton, British Columbia records Canada’s highest temperature of 49.5 degrees Celsius for three days in a row, Temperatures in Canada had never exceeded 45 degrees Celsius before this week.
“At 4:20 p.m., the Lytton Climate Station reported 49.5°C, breaking daily and temperature records for the third day in a row,” Canada and Environment and Climate Change said on Twitter, giving a temperature of 121 degrees Fahrenheit.
Most Canadians, including individuals, businesses and governments, are unprepared for extreme weather conditions, according to a new study by Natural Resources Canada. Heat alerts have been issued by Environment Canada for British Columbia and Alberta, as well as parts of Northwest Territories, and parts of the Yukon.
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