KFL&A Public Health Issues Extended Heat Warning

KFL&A Public Health have issued an extended heat warning for the area.

According to Environment Canada, the hot and humid weather is expected to start on Saturday, July 14, and continue until Tuesday, July 17.

Daytime high temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid thirties, while overnight low temperatures aren't expected to dip below twenty.

Publ Health says heat events do put everyone at risk but the health risks are much greater for older adults, infants and young children, people with chronic illnesses, those who work or exercise in the heat, and people without access to air conditioning.
 
During heat events everyone is at risk; however, the health risks are greatest for:

You are encouraged to drink plenty of cool liquids, avoid direct sun exposure, wear loose fitting and light coloured clothing and to reschedule and strenuous outdoor activities to cooler parts of the day.
 
Being prepared is key to protecting communities from negative health impacts.  KFL&A Public Health recommends taking the following actions to stay cool:
 
KFL&A Public Health encourages people to visit neighbours, friends, and older family members frequently, especially those who are chronically ill, and those at higher risk, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.

Click here for more advice on how to protect you and your family during hot and muggy conditions.