Shad Qadri, Councillor Serving the community of Stittsville within the City of Ottawa
A special Early Notification for Extreme Temperatures has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for the Ottawa area, as very hot temperatures are forecast starting Friday June 29 and for the Canada Day weekend.
A heat warning is issued when the temperature is expected to exceed 31°C during the daytime and the nighttime temperature will not be cooler than 20°C or a humidex of 40 C is forecast for two consecutive days.
Extreme heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Seniors, infants, young children, outdoor workers and athletes, people who are homeless and people taking certain prescription medications for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and depression are at a greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness.
Tips and advice during hot weather:
Residents and visitors can cool down at City of Ottawa pools, splash pads, wading pools and beaches, and community centres as well as at Ottawa Public Library branches. Please check respective web pages for, locations and schedules at Ottawa.ca
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