Heat warning for the city today July 6 2023

This is the most significant heat event in the years.


The city is suggesting these tips to remain cool,

  • Drink plenty of cool water even before you feel thirsty
  • Go to an air conditioned place
  • Wear loose, light-coloured, breathable clothing and when outdoors wear a wide-brimmed hat
  • Avoid the sun and stay in the shade or use an umbrella
  • Reschedule or plan outdoor exercise (e.g. run, walk, bike) during the cooler parts of the day (morning or evening)
  • Avoid intense or moderately intense physical activity
  • Take cool showers or baths or use cool wet towels to cool down
  • Never leave a person or pet inside a parked car
  • Consult with your doctor or pharmacist on medications that increase your risk to heat
  • Call, text or video chat at-risk family, friends or neighbours (especially older adults living alone) to make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids and keeping cool
  • If you sleep outside during the day, try to sleep in the shade. Remember the shade moves, so try to sleep in a spot that will be shady for a few hours.

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