Langley Township to plan for future heat waves

July 2, 2022

Langley Township will spend a $30,000 grant on studying populations at risk of a future heatwave, council decided a year after the deadly heat dome event hit southern British Columbia.

The grant from the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) goes towards “risk and vulnerability mapping,” risk assessments, and developing extreme heat response plans.

There were 23 deaths related to the heat dome in Langley Township and City, and 619 province-wide. Most were older adults or those with medical conditions who lived in homes without sufficient air conditioning to protect them when temperatures spiked above 40° Celsius in late June and early July 2021.

Source: Langley Advance Times