Extreme Heat Expected Today and Monday in Windsor-Essex
Sunday May 27th, 2012
Posted at 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