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Tips to Stay Cool as Temperatures Rise

Monday, July 27, 2015

A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area. Daytime highs in the low thirties are expected for Monday and Tuesday with warm overnight minimum temperatures.

It is important to take precautions in extreme heat especially for older adults, infants, young children and people with chronic illnesses.

Some tips for beating the heat include:
  • Staying indoors as much as possible to limit exposure to the sun. Consider spending the hottest part of the day in public buildings that have air conditioning.
  • Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.
  • Drink fluids (water is recommended) every 15 to 20 minutes even if you do not feel thirsty.
  • Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing that cover as much skin as possible.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbours who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
  • If you feel dizzy, weak or overheated, go to a cool place. Sit or lie down, drink water and wash your face with cool water. If you don't feel better soon, seek medical help.
Due to the recent and forecasted hot weather, the City is extending the hours of operation for the V. E. Greco Pool (269 Albert Street West) and Peter G. Manzo Pool (710 Young Street) on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Both pools will be available for open swimming from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on both of these days. The John Rhodes Community Centre is also open to members of the public looking to escape the heat.

If you don't have air conditioning and are looking for a place to cool down consider local libraries, malls or a friend's place. For more tips on beating the heat, visit Algoma Public Health.
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