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Thursday Will Be HOT in Windsor-Essex, Heat Alert Issued

Wednesday July 25th, 2012, 3:05pm


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It really cooled down outside yesterday, but the heat is coming back with a vengeance, Thursday.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has issued a Level 1 Heat Alert for Thursday July 26th. The Humidex is expected to be 40 or higher with temperatures forecasted by Environment Canada to reach 97 Fahrenheit or 36 Celsius.

The Windsor-Essex County Heat Alert Response Committee and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit urge residents to follow the following steps to “Stay Cool” and enjoy a healthy summer.

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Go to an air conditioned place. Those looking for a place to go can call 211 or visit for the latest locations.
  • Wear a hat and lightweight loose-fitting clothing.
  • Take a cool bath or shower.
  • Limit outdoor activities to the coolest part of the day.
  • Check on your neighbours and family.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
  • If you feel ill, faint, have difficulty breathing, or feel disoriented, visit your doctor or nearest hospital right away. In an emergency, call 911

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