|City of Hamilton
COLD WEATHER ALERT
HAMILTON, ON – February 5, 2008 - The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has called a Cold Weather Alert effective tonight. A Cold Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below minus 15 degrees Celsius or minus 20 with wind chill.
This alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.
The City of Hamilton has notified community agencies who work with vulnerable and homeless people. Each of those agencies, including Salvation Army, will implement their policies and procedures with regards to cold weather.
Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. 0.
For information regarding cold weather alerts and related health risks:
Manager, Environmental Health
Public Health Services
City Of Hamilton 905-546-2489
For information regarding community agency response and shelter availability:
Major Harry Banfield
Salvation Army Booth Centre 905-527-1444 ext. 222