Here comes the cold again


With the temperature falling again tonight, Lambton Public Health is issuing a cold weather alert.

Temperatures over the next couple of days will fluctuate but will remain cold, especially at night. The cold alert will remain in effect until Friday when temperatures are expected to climb above the alert threshold

Residents should take precautions during a Cold Weather Alert by dressing in layers, shielding exposed areas from the wind such as head, neck and face, and limiting time spent outdoors.

Lambton Public Health advises local agencies that provide shelter and assistance to homeless people to prepare for an increase in demand during this Cold Weather Alert. Overexposure to cold can be hazardous, even life-threatening with the risk of hypothermia. Symptoms may include pale skin, lethargy, confusion, excessive shivering and hallucinations.

If someone is suffering from hypothermia seek immediate medical attention, move person to a warm area, if possible; dress in warm clothing, offer warm water, juice or milk but don’t offer hot drinks and alcohol.