Cold weather alert issued for Hamilton

A cold weather alert has been issued for Hamilton with a cold snap on the way.

The city's Medical Officer of Health has issued the alert effective overnight tonight into March 5th, 2019. 

A Cold Weather Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below minus 15 degrees Celsius or minus 20 with wind chill.

This alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.

Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Wind always makes it feel colder, and increases the risk of frostbite and hypothermia. During extreme cold weather conditions, please call, visit, or check on vulnerable family, friends, and neighbours.

The City of Hamilton has notified community agencies who work with people that are vulnerable and experiencing homelessness.

Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. 0.