Weather Wise at the Club

Weather Safety at BLSC

The weather has been very unusual this year and that pattern continued on Monday during Casual Cruising. Environment Canada issued an advisory about funnel clouds. The weather at the club changed very quickly from light winds to very strong winds and threatening clouds - none of which was in the forecast.

Environment Canada now offers a free weather app which will push weather warnings to cell phones as soon as they are published. Given that Belwood Lake has no dedicated rescue services and weather can be unpredictable, the exec encourages members to be weather wise and consider downloading the weather app.  The app is available on Google Play and Apple stores at no charge and works on Android and iOS devices. Key features: Current conditions, hourly and 7 day forecasts for over 10,000 locations in Canada Push notifications for all weather alerts issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for your location and saved locations anywhere in CanadaWeather information for your location (following you as you travel) as well as for saved locationsHigh resolution radar animation on a zoomable map backgroundA message centre providing weather facts and climate information relevant to the current weatherToday and short-range forecast widget for quick, at-a-glance weather informationAccessible in English and French, and an in-app ability to switch between languages Emergencies can happen at any time at the club and could be a situation that threatens the safety of members, the natural environment and/or the physical assets of the club. The club does not have a phone so members are encouraged to bring a fully charged cell phone when coming to the club. Also, the club is rural so emergency response can be slower than what members would expect in a city. The club has developed an emergency response poster that will be posted in several locations at the club. In cases of immediate danger please call 911 and for situations that are urgent but not life threatening, such as aggressive driving by seadoos and boats, call the OPP at 1 888 310 1122.
Enjoy another great weekend at the club!

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