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5 Things to Remember in Extreme Heat

By Silverberg Editor, July 6, 2018

With the beautiful summer weather comes extreme heat conditions across the country. While there is heightened awareness for the elderly, the sick, pregnant women and infants, everyone is vulnerable in these dog days of summer.

1) Prepare for the heat

Know the forecast and any alerts.

Visit/touch base with loved ones regularly who may need extra assistance.

Ensure air conditioners are serviced and working properly.

2) Pay attention

Signs and symptoms of extreme heat:

dizziness/fainting

nausea/vomiting

headache

rapid breathing/heartbeat

extreme thirst

decreased urination/dark yellow urine

3) Stay hydrated (maintain fluid levels before you feel thirsty!)

4) Stay cool

Dress for the weather.

Keep your home cool.

5) Avoid expose when outdoors

Reschedule outdoor activities.

Avoid sun exposure & use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher).

Never leave people or pets in parked vehicles.

Temp-WebReady

 

 

Historical Record Highs in July from West to East Coast (degrees Celsius)

Victoria, BC:                       25 degrees (1973)            Charlottetown, PE:             33.9 degrees (1975)

Edmonton, AB:                  33 degrees (2001)            Halifax, NS:                              33.3 degrees (1963)

Regina, SK:                           43.3 degrees (1937)         St. John’s, NL:                        31.5 degrees (1983)

Winnipeg, MB:                   31.9 degrees (2000)        Whitehorse, YT:                    32.8 degrees (1951)

Toronto, ON:                       40.6 degrees (1936)         Yellowknife, NT:                   32.5 degrees (1989)

Quebec City, QC:              34.5 degrees (1983)         Iqaluit, NU:                              25.8 degrees (2001)

Fredericton, NB:                31.7 degrees (2001)

*Sources: The Government of Canada and The Weather Network. Temperatures illustrated above do not account for humidex, which increases the numbers above by an average of 13% (ranging from +42% to -4% across the provinces).

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