Excessive High Heat Alert Issued for Niagara

Posted by J. Lee on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Excessive High Heat Alert Issued for Niagara

July 12 - An excessive high heat alert is in effect for the Niagara region.

A high heat alert in the Niagara area is initiated in the following circumstances:

  • The humidex is forecast to rise to 40 C or higher
  • The humidex is forecast to rise to 38 C or higher, and a smog alert
  • Environment Canada issues a humidex warning for the Niagara area

Precautions to Take during Excessive High Heat

During an excessive high heat alert, residents should:

  • Plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day
  • Rest frequently in shaded areas
  • Drink plenty of fluids (unless fluid is restricted by your physician)
  • Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car
  • Dress in cool, loose clothing and shade your head with a hat or umbrella
  • Take cool showers or baths until you feel refreshed

http://niagararegion.ca/living/health_wellness/inspection/highheat.aspx?topic=1

 
 
 

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