The Extreme Weather Response Committee releases its 2021 Extreme Weather Response Plan: a homeless-centred plan for keeping Winnipeggers safer during extreme weather events including heat, cold, and storms.
The Extreme Weather Response Committee brings together emergency shelters, community organizations, first responders, and public service agencies to develop, implement and monitor a homeless-centred response plan for extreme weather. The Plan sets out stakeholder roles and responsibilities; offers prevention and response
information for weather-related risks; and lists resources available in the community.
Extreme Weather conditions pose risks of injury or illness for people who are outdoors. Lack of reliable
access to shelter, clothing, food, water or transportation increase these risks. Community members can help by being aware of the signs of weather-related illnesses and keeping an eye out for people at risk. Know what resources are available and call 911 if an individual appears injured or in distress.