Climate projections by Environment Canada indicate that the region of south-western Ontario can expect extreme heat events of increasing intensity, duration and frequency. This plan is intended to define what constitute a heat event for the Town of Amherstburg that would warrant a response by public authorities. It describes a three-tier alert structure for such events and the appropriate communications and other response protocols. It also outlines how to involve non-government organizations and community groups to improve the resiliency of specific vulnerable populations and the public-at-large to heat health impacts.
This draft document is part of a pilot project supported by Health Canada to develop a heat alert and response system for the Town of Amherstburg. This draft version of the Heat Alert and Response Plan (HARP) is dated January 2011.
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