Extreme Weather Protocol Lifted

January 6, 2015


Due to improved weather conditions, the Comox Valley Extreme Weather Reponse Team has lifted the Extreme Weather Response status as of Tuesday, January 6, 2015. As of today, the Salvation Army Pidcock Shelter will be returning to its regular rules. Please check their website at www.comoxvalleyewp.com to see the Extreme Weather Response status at any time.

December 18, 2014

The Comox Valley Extreme Weather Response Team has activated Extreme Weather Protocol on Thursday, December 18 at 3:00 pm  due to heavy rains and wind chill.

Additional shelter beds will be made available. Visit www.comoxvalleyewp.com for the current status and additional shelter information.

What is an Extreme Weather Protocol?

According to the Comox Valley Extreme Weather Response Team, "During times of extreme weather our homeless population have a hard time staying dry and warm. This could be a threat to their overall well being, and they also could be facing a substantial risk to their lives or health. The Extreme Weather Shelter was developed to assist the homeless at times of extreme weather. A committee with representation from many of the helping organizations in the valley has developed an ‘Extreme Weather Response Plan'."