Cameron Eggie, the residential services manager with the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in Langley, prepared for an influx of people using the emergency shelter during the cold snap last week.

Weather alert lifted in Langley, with arrival of seasonable temps

Last week, the number of people sleeping on emergency mats at the Gateway of Hope rose to 94 each night.

The Extreme Weather Alert in Langley, issued Dec. 4, has been cancelled — for now.

Due to warmer overnight temperatures and lower precipitation on Dec. 19, the alert was lifted.

“We will be watching the forecast closely and will be ready to re-activate when necessary,” said Cameron Eggie, the residential services manager with the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope.

As well, the winter relief shelter, with 30 additional mats is still operating nightly when the EWA is not operating.

During the stretch of frigid weather, the Gateway of Hope saw nightly numbers rise to 94 people accessing the emergency shelter mats.

“Since Dec. 4 when we opened our extreme weather (shelter space) we’ve seen up to 28 additional people, bringing our totals well over historical averages, which is more than we had ever anticipated,” Eggie told the Times last week. “So we’ve been stretched with resources, and stretched with donations and staff, as well. It’s definitely been a busy season.”

Last week, Eggie said he hoped the cold snaps would break. “There is just so many people who need help and they can’t stay outside. When there’s extreme weather, we don’t turn anybody away.”

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