Sweltering heat wave linked to sudden deaths in Vancouver

Sweltering heat wave linked to sudden deaths in Vancouver
Canadian police say a sweltering heat wave that has settled over western Canada for several days is believed to be a contributing factor in dozens of sudden-death calls in the Vancouver area

A sweltering heat wave that has settled over western カナダ for several days is believed to be a contributing factor in dozens of sudden-death calls received by police in the バンクーバー area, authorities said Tuesday.

Cpl. Mike Kalanj of Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the detachment responded to 25 sudden-death calls in a 24-hour period starting Monday. The deaths are still under investigation and many of the deceased were seniors, 彼は言った.

Temperatures in the Vancouver area reached just under 90 華氏度 (32 摂氏) 月曜, but the humidity made it feel close to 104 度 (40 摂氏) in areas that aren’t near water, カナダ環境省は言った.

The record-breaking heat wave could ease over parts of British Columbia, 水曜日までにユーコン準州とノースウェスト準州, しかし、プレーリー州の恩赦はさらに遠いです.

バンクーバーで, the police department said it had redeployed dozens of officers and asked the public to call 911 only for emergencies because heat-related deaths had depleted front-line resources and delayed response times.

「バンクーバーはこのような暑さを経験したことがありません, そして悲しいことに何十人もの人々がそれのために死んでいます,” Sgt. Steve Addison said in a news release. 「私たちの役員は薄く伸びています, しかし、私たちは人々の安全を守るためにできる限りのことをしています。」

As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, 彼は言った, police had responded to more than 65 sudden deaths since the heat wave began Friday.

“The vast majority of these cases are related to the heat,” Addison said, adding that on a typical day, Vancouver police respond to between three and four sudden-death calls.

Ingrid Jarrett, CEO of the British Columbia Hotel Association, said residents in parts of the Lower Mainland, Victoria and the Okanagan region have been booking air-conditioned rooms so they can continue working and also get some sleep.

Environment Canada said the weather system shattered 103 heat records across British Columbia, Alberta Yukon and Northwest Territories on Monday. Those records include a new Canadian high temperature of 118 度) (47.9 摂氏) set in Lytton, ブリティッシュコロンビア, smashing the previous record of 116 度 (46.6 摂氏) set in the same village a day earlier.

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