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Environment Canada issues Heat Warning for Southern Ontario

KAWARTHA LAKES – Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Southern Ontario including Kawartha Lakes. Hot and humid conditions will continue early this week. Mostly sunny skies will allow daytime temperatures to reach the low thirties, with humidex values approaching forty again today. Similar conditions are expected Tuesday.

The following precautions are recommended:

  • Avoid outdoor sports activities or moderately intense physical activity
  • Check-in with vulnerable family and friends
  • Drink lots of water
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and cola
  • Go to air conditioned places (shopping malls, libraries, community centers or a friend’s home).
  • Take a cool bath or shower periodically or cool down with cool, wet towels

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • heavy sweating,muscle cramps, headache
  • fainting, weakness
  • dizziness, nausea

City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service reminds residents if you think someone is overcome by heat (weak, tired, hot, flushed, possibly unresponsive), call 911 immediately. Move them to the shade, loosen their clothes and wipe or spray their skin with cool water.

For more tips and information on how to manage in the heat, visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/heatsafety.

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