A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for Northumberland County, with temperatures and humidity expected to increase this weekend under continued sunny skies. Maximum humidex values are forecast to exceed 40 degrees Celsius on both Saturday and Sunday.
Public cooling stations in the Municipality of Port Hope are available at the following locations:
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat rash and cramps. While heat events can affect everyone, those most at risk include: infants; the elderly; persons with chronic diseases; and those who are marginally housed.
Please check in with neighbours, vulnerable friends, family members and acquaintances, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure they are cool and hydrated.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include: heavy sweating; muscle cramps; headache; fainting; paleness; weakness; tiredness; dizziness; and nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms during extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids - water is best.
Residents are advised to take the following precautions to prevent illnesses associated with heat exhaustion:
For further information, please contact the Fire and Emergency Services Department at 905-753-2230
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For more information, please contact:
Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
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