With the prediction of hot and humid weather continuing for the remainder of this week, Lambton Public Health has issued an Extended Heat Warning. In high temperatures and humidity, your body may not be able to cool properly which can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.
The warning will remain in effect until Friday when conditions are expected to ease.
An Extended Heat Warning is issued when a heat warning extends beyond two consecutive days. This is when vulnerable populations are most at risk.
Visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca for more information about extreme heat and your health. Resource topics include:
- Heat-Related Illness – identifying the signs and symptoms
- Fact Sheet – Preventing Heat-Related Illness
- Cooling Centre Locations
For more information call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331 or toll-free 1-800-667-1839.