In the event of inclement weather (all day rain, thunderstorm warning, etc.) games may be cancelled. Cancellation of games will be posted on the HOME PAGE on the web site by 5:00pm. All games will be made up on a day that is designated on the league schedule.
Alcohol is not permitted at any park, game or event. Offenders will be asked to leave the league without refund. Playing while intoxicated is prohibited.
INCLEMENT WEATHER & GAME CANCELLATION POLICY
Games will continue to be played if there is light rain. If cancellations are not posted on the web site, then all games are to be played. Make up games will only take place if the league makes the decision to cancel games.
The only exception to this policy would be in the event of a severe change in the weather conditions or lightening. It will be up to the team captains to make this decision. If lightening or severe weather occurs all participants must leave the playing area and seek safe shelter immediately. Once the severe weather has passed all games should continue to resume if 40 minutes of total game time is achieveable. If the severe weather continues captains are to record the amount of game time played (e.g. 20 minutes of play time) and the score. The make up games will start where each team left off in time and score of their play. If 40 minutes of game time was played then it will be counted as a full game.
SUMMER WEATHER TIPS FROM THE GOV'T OF CANADA
Guide to summer comfort
Range of humidex: Degree of comfort
•Less than 29: No discomfort
•30 to 39: Some discomfort
•40 to 45: Great discomfort; avoid exertion
•Above 45: Dangerous; Heat stroke possible
An extremely high humidex reading can be defined as one that is over 40. In such conditions, all unnecessary activity should be curtailed. If the reading is in the mid to high 30s, then certain types of outdoor exercise should be toned down or modified, depending on the age and health of the individual, physical shape, the type of clothes worn and other weather conditions.
If working outdoors is an absolute necessity, drink plenty of liquids and take frequent rest breaks. In hot, humid conditions, there is a considerable risk of heat stroke and sun stroke.
■ Always take shelter during lightning.
■ To estimate how far away the lightning is, count the seconds between the flash of lightning and the thunderclap. Each second is about 300 metres. If you count fewer than 30 seconds look for shelter. If you count fewer than 5 seconds take shelter immediately.
■ Wait 30 minutes after the last lightning strike in a severe storm before venturing outside again.
■ If you are caught in the open, do not lie flat. Crouch down with your feet close together and your head down (the "leap-frog" position). By minimizing your contact with the ground, you reduce the risk of being electrocuted by a ground charge.
■ Do not ride bicycles, motorcycles, tractors, golf carts or use metal shovels or golf clubs because they may conduct electricity.
• Avoid putting yourself above the surrounding landscape. Seek shelter in low-lying areas such as valleys, ditches and depressions but be aware of flooding.
• Stay away from water. Don't go boating or swimming if a storm threatens, and get to land as quickly as possible if you are already on the water. Lightning can strike the water and travel a substantial distance from its point of contact.
• Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as tractors, golf carts, golf clubs, metal fences, motorcycles, lawnmowers and bicycles.
• Avoid being the highest point in an open area. Swinging a golf club, or holding an umbrella or fishing rod can make you the tallest object and a target for lightning.
• You are safe inside a car during lightning, but be aware of downed power lines which may be touching your car. You are safe inside the car, but you may receive a shock if you step outside.
• In a forest, seek shelter in a low-lying area under a thick growth of small trees or bushes.
• Keep alert for flash floods, sometimes caused by heavy rainfall if seeking shelter in a ditch or low-lying area.
■ During thunderstorms, you should also stay away from items that conduct electricity, such as telephones, appliances, sinks, bathtubs, radiators and metal pipes.
■ If you are outdoors when a thunderstorm hits, take shelter immediately, preferably in a building but, failing this, in a depressed area such as a ditch, culvert or cave. Never go under a tree
■ If a severe storm is forecast, secure everything that might be blown around or torn loose – indoors and outdoors. Flying objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture can injure people and damage property.
■ If you are advised by officials to evacuate, do so.
■ You can use a cellular telephone during a severe storm, but it's not safe to use a land-line telephone.
■ If you are in a car, stop the car away from trees or power lines that might fall on you). Stay there.
■ Take cover when hail begins to fall. Hail comes down at great speed, especially when accompanied by high winds. Although no one in Canada has ever been killed by hail, people have been seriously injured by it.
■ When a hailstorm hits, stay indoors, and keep yourself and your pets away from windows, glass doors and skylights which can shatter if hit by hailstones. Avoid using the telephone during a storm, and do not touch metal objects like stoves, radiators, metal pipes, and sinks.
■ When a hailstorm hits, find shelter and avoid underpasses or any low lying areas that may flood.
■ Heavy rainfall can result in flooding. This is particularly true when the ground is still frozen or already saturated from previous storms.
■ Floods may also result, especially if heavy rain coincides with the spring thaw. Never cross a flooded area
■ If you are on foot, fast water could sweep you away.
■ If you are in a car, do not drive through flood waters or underpasses. The water may be deeper than it looks and your car could get stuck or swept away by fast water.
■ Avoid crossing bridges if the water is high and flowing quickly.
■ If you are caught in fast-rising waters and your car stalls, leave it and save yourself and your passengers
Warning signs of a potential tornado
■ Severe thunderstorms, with frequent thunder and lightning
■ An extremely dark sky, sometimes highlighted by green or yellow clouds
■ A rumbling sound or a whistling sound.
■ A funnel cloud at the rear base of a thundercloud, often behind a curtain of heavy rain or hail.
What to do in a Tornado
■ Avoid cars
■ Find shelter elsewhere, preferably in a building with a strong foundation.
■ If no shelter is available, lie down in a ditch away from the car or mobile home. Beware of flooding from downpours and be prepared to move.
■ Get as close to the ground as possible, protect your head and watch for flying debris.
■ Do not chase tornadoes – they are unpredictable and can change course abruptly.
■ A tornado is deceptive. It may appear to be standing still but is, in fact, moving toward you.
A strong wind does not only occur on a large scale from tropical storms or low pressure systems and fronts, but also on a small scale, from thunderstorms, Chinooks or the local geography.
Strong winds, and especially gusty winds, can cause property damage or turn any loose item into a dangerous projectile, and create unsafe travelling conditions that affect your ability to safely steer your car.
When there is a wind warning for your area, you should expect inland winds to be blowing steadily at 60-65 km/h or more, or winds that are gusting up to 90 km/h or more. Secure or put away loose objects such as outdoor furniture or garbage cans, put your car in the garage, and bring livestock to shelter.
Safety Tips: High wind in combination with heavy rain can increase the risk of tree limb breakage or trees uprooting. After heavy winds, check your property for dead branches and damage. With winds between 60 and 70 km/h, you will have difficulty with balance and walking against the wind. Twigs and small branches could also blow off trees and cause a hazard, so stay inside until it is safe.