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Extreme Heat Expected Today and Monday in Windsor-Essex

Sunday May 27th, 2012, 12:15pm


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Extremely hot and humid weather is expected in Windsor-Essex today and Monday and Medical Officer of Health Dr. G. Allen Heimann wants to remind Windsor-Essex residents to take precautions to avoid heat illness.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will once again be using their heat alert system, consisting of three warning levels.

Level One alert is issued when:

  • One or more days reaching Humidex 40

Level Two alert is issued when:

  • Four or more days reaching Humidex 40
  • One or more days reaching Humidex 45
  • Four or more nights above Humidex 28

Level Three alert is issued when:

  • During a severe or prolonged emergency, such as power outages or water shortages.

Whenever an alert is issued, windsoriteDOTca will let you know!

Follow these steps to stay cool:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear a hat and lightweight loose-fitting clothing
  • Limit outdoor activities to the coolest part of the day
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles
  • Go to an air conditioned place
  • Take a cool bath or shower
  • Check on your neighbours and family
  • If you feel ill, faint, have difficulty breathing, or feel disorientated visit your doctor or nearest hospital right away
  • In an emergency call 911

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