Heat Warning In Effect
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says an extended heat warning has been issued through to the end of the week and remind people should be careful of their health and look for ways to avoid overheating.
The health unit recommends that during the heat, you should be taking care to avoid overheating by:
- Drinking plenty of fluids. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty – that’s a sign that your body is already becoming dehydrated.
- Stay cool indoors
- If you must be outside, stay in the shade and make sure you wear and reapply sunscreen, wear a broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses and lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- Keep physical activity to a minimum.
- Draw blinds or curtains to prevent radiant heat from entering homes.
Infants and young children, the frail elderly and people with chronic lung conditions or taking certain prescription drugs are more vulnerable to harm from overheating.
The Health Unit recommends that you check in on these people to make sure they’re staying safe.
For more information about extreme heat, visit smdhu.org/heat