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Second Heat Warning Issued

July 20, 2016
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Over the next two days, local daytime high temperatures are predicted to reach 31C or higher, with nighttime lows dropping to only 21C.

These conditions increase the risk of heat illness, especially among the very young, older adults, those who are active in the heat, people with pre-existing health conditions or taking medication and those without access to air conditioning.

Here is how you can protect yourself and others from heat illnesses:       

  • If you have a health condition or are taking medication, ask your pharmacist or doctor if this increases your health risk in the heat.        

  • Drink plenty of cool liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration.       

  • Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day.       

  • Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing made of breathable fabric.    

  • Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place.         

  • Take cool showers or baths until you feel refreshed.        

  • NEVER leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.        

  • Visit neighbours, friends and older family members to make sure they are cool and hydrated.

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Contact your local Municipal Office to inquire about possible 'cooling stations' being opened the public over the next two-three days.


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