Heat warning Issued for Oakville: Labour Day, September 7, 2015

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Heat warning Issued for Oakville: Labour Day, September 7, 2015

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Environment Canada’s heat warning was extended today at 4:32 AM, and it is expected that it will last through the first day of school. With it being Labour Day 2015 in Oakville, a number of Town facilities are closed which include Public Libraries, some outdoor pools, recreation centres, and Town Hall. However, there are a number of places to cool down around Oakville.

  1. YMCA Oakville
  2. Lions, Falgarwood and Brookdale outdoor pools
  3. Parks with Lake Ontario access: Bronte Beach, Coronation Park, Lakeside Park
  4. Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Outdoor Pool
  5. Splash Pads

Also, if you know of someone who does not have air conditioning today, please take a moment to check on them. Being a good neighbour doesn’t cost anything, and can mean everything to a person in need.

Environment Canada’s Heat Alert issued for Oakville on Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 4:32 AM

Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties, with humidex values near forty, are forecast again today, although it will be a few degrees cooler for locales near the Great Lakes. The very warm and humid conditions will persist into Tuesday for some regions.

Additionally, overnight low temperatures tonight and Tuesday night are only expected to fall to near twenty.

While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for

  1. older adults
  2. infants and young children
  3. people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses
  4. people who work in the heat
  5. people who exercise in the heat
  6. people without access to air conditioning and
  7. homeless people.

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place. It could be a tree-shaded area, swimming facility or an air-conditioned spot such as a public building, shopping mall, grocery store, place of worship or public library.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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