Tips for weathering extreme heat

GUELPH – The County of Wellington issued a caution to residents after a recent heat warning for the region was issued by Environment Canada.

The release contained a list of tips for extreme heat situations from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, including:

– know the forcast;

– plan breaks from the heat;

– stay hydrated by drinking plenty of cold water or juice;

– stay out of the sun;

– at home, close awnings, curtains and blinds during the day to keep the sun out;

– schedule strenuous outdoor activities for the early morning or evening hours;

– spend as much time as possible in air-conditioned places;

– never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight; and

– call or visit family, friends and neighbours to ensure they’re okay.

“It’s important to prepare for extreme temperatures … Check Environment Canada’s forcast regularly so you can be prepared.” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health for WDGPH.