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UPDATE: Thunderstorm warning for Stettler and area has ended

Earlier today, Environment Canada issued heat warning and severe thunderstorm watch for Stettler.

The County of Stettler, along with neighbouring areas of Big Valley, Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor, Endiang, Donalda, including Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands, have had a heat warning in effect, along with severe thunderstorm watch in place throughout Sunday, July 10.

However, in the evening, the thunderstorm watch has ended, even though the heat wave is in effect.

According to Environment Canada, a long period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29 degrees Celsius or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 14 degrees Celsius will continue, though there is expected to be some relief from the heat on Monday, July 10.

Residents of and visitors to these regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:

– Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.

– Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings (including malls or indoor pools).

– Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.

– Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

For more heat health advice, including for vulnerable individuals, visit www.ahs.ca/heat.

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