Heat warning in effect in Lambton

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Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Lambton County after the prediction of temperatures climbing from 32 to 35 degress in the next two days.

Heat warnings are issued when temperatures reach 31 degrees Celsius or warmer during the day and 20 degree Celsius or warmer at night for two consecutive days. Environment Canada says there will be little relief through the overnight as lows are expected to be 20 to 24 degrees Celsius with humidex values of 28 to 35.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include rapid breathing, dizziness or fainting, vomiting, rapid
heartbeat, extreme thirst, and decreased urination that is unusually dark yellow in colour.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, move to a shaded or air-conditioned area, drink plenty of
water, and rest. If symptoms persist, please seek urgent medical attention.

Heat strokes are considered a medical emergency. Call 911 immediately if you are caring for
someone who has a high body temperature, is dizzy or fainting, confused, or has stopped sweating.
Friends, family, and neighbours should check on those who may be vulnerable and need help to keep
cool or take other preventative actions.

To avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke, those in Lambton County are asked to drink plenty of fluids, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, wear sunscreen and lightweight clothing, and check on people who are at risk for heat-related illnesses.

Cooling centres will be open for the duration of the heat warning at Lambton County libraries, municipal recreation centres, health centres, and other public and municipal buildings.

For a full list of the cooling centres available, please visit LambtonPublicHealth.ca.