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Extreme Cold Conditions for Simcoe and Muskoka (-25°C to -32°C) SMDHU

Extreme Cold Conditions for Simcoe and Muskoka (-25°C to -32°C) SMDHU

Posted: 2022-01-10 16:43:40 By: jacob

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit would like the public
to know that Environment Canada has forecasted extreme cold
conditions for Simcoe and Muskoka with temperatures ranging
from -25°C to -32°C and wind chill values near -35°C for tonight
and tomorrow morning.

Decreasing temperatures can put everyone at risk for cold-
related illness or injury, such as frostbite and hypothermia.
Health risks are greatest for those who are marginally housed
or homeless, outdoor workers and sports enthusiasts, older
adults, infants and children, and persons with pre-existing
medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.
Consider shortening outdoor play for children when
temperatures are between -20°C to -25°C (with or without wind
chill) and keep children indoors if temperatures reach or drop
below -27°C

To reduce your risk, avoid exposure to the cold by covering
exposed skin with a hat, gloves, scarf, and take regular breaks
from the cold, in warm locations whenever possible.
For more information about cold and its impact on your health
visit smdhu.org/extremecold.