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Emergency Preparedness Tips

Heat Warning


A heat warning is an extended period of time where we experience excessively hot and unusually humid weather.  These can last from a few days to a few weeks. It is extremely important that we take precautionary measures when this type of weather occurs. 

 

Heat warnings can also lead to other types of threats and risks that we must stay aware of.  Some of these include power outages due to the increased use of air conditioners, thunderstorms, and wildfires. 

 

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Here are a list of things to consider.

 

 

 

DO: 

  • Stay indoors
  • Drink fluids – particularly water or juice – often, even if you do not feel thirsty, to help your body’s thermostat stay cool.
  • Wear lightweight, light-coloured clothing to reflect the sun’s energy if you must go outside.
  • Put on a minimum of 30 SPF sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Keep pets indoors and refill their water bowls frequently.

 

DON’T: 

  • Avoid extreme temperature changes. A cool shower after being outside could cause hypothermia.
  • Don’t do strenuous activity such as running, biking and lawn care work when it heats up.
  • Don’t drink high caffeine or alcoholic drinks. They can dry out your system.
  • Don’t eat high protein foods. They increase your body’s water loss and heat production.

 

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