Heat wave hits the Ottawa Valley

0 Health officials asking people to be careful as temperatures above 40 degrees with humidity
July 29, 2015 at 4:38 pm  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

Health officials have issued a high heat and humidity warning for the next couple of days.

Temps should be well above 30C until about Thursday, and with the humidity that number is expected to climb above 40. That can lead to dehydration, heat stroke, and in some cases, even death.

Those at a greater risk include the elderly, infants and preschoolers, people suffering from chronic illness, and those who do strenuous work outdoors.

Officials are advising to keep well hydrated, to stay out of the sun if possible, and to eat foods that have high water content. You’re also cautioned never to leave children, the elderly, or pets unattended in a car, even with the windows open.

For specific health heat-related questions call the Health Action Line at 1-800-660-5853.

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