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Public Health extends heat warning to Friday

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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has extended the heat warning previously issued last week, until Friday, July 10.

The warning advises residents of Hastings and Prince Edward counties of hot and humid weather which can lead to heat-related illnesses.

HPE Publi Health advises to watch for symptoms of heat exhaustion, which include skin rash, muscle cramps, swelling of hands, feet and ankles, heavy sweating, dizziness, headache or fainting, nausea or vomiting, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst, and decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.

If you experience any of these symptoms during a heat event, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is the best liquid to drink. During hot weather, make efforts to visit neighbours, friends and older family members frequently, especially those at higher risk, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated. Please remember to practise physical distancing when visiting individuals outside of your household or social circle.

A heat warning is issued in southern Ontario when there will be two consecutive days of:
31°C or higher during the day AND 20°C or higher at night, or humidex values of 40°C or higher.

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