Excessive Heat Alert Warning - Heat alert lifted 2016-08-08

Effective Thursday August 4, 2016, the Niagara Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Valerie Jaeger, has called an Excessive Heat Alert as the humidex is expected to reach 40°C.  The Alert is expected to last until late Friday evening.

Heat alert lifted 2016-08-08.

Where can you go?

Town of Lincoln residents are advised to take extra precautions during episodes of extreme heat and humidity.

The following Town amenities can be used as cooling centres:

  1. Town Hall: Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
    4800 South Service Road, Beamsville, ON
  1. Hilary Bald Spray Pad: Monday to Sunday 9:00am – 8:00pm
    Garden Gate Terrace, Beamsville, ON
  1. AFG Pool: (free public swim: 1:00 – 4:45pm & 8:00 – 9:00pm)*
    4361 Central Avenue, Beamsville, ON
  1. Fleming Centre: Monday to Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
    5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville, ON
  1. Fleming Centre Library: Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville, ON
  1. Jordan Museum: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    3800 Main Street, Jordan, ON
  1. Jordan Pool: (free public swim: 1:00 – 4:30pm & 5:00 – 7:00pm)*
    4th Avenue, Jordan, ON
  1. Jordan Pool Spray Pad: Monday to Sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm
    4th Avenue, Jordan, ON
  1. Vineland Library: Monday to Thursday 10:00am -8:00pm, Friday 1:00pm -5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday Closed
    4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland, ON  

*These free public swim times are made available for Extreme Heat Alerts only

 

What should you do?

Signs of heat-related illness may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, muscle swelling, heart disturbances, and headache.

Here are steps to minimize heat-related illness:

•     Schedule outdoor activities carefully. If you must be outside, plan your activities during cooler parts of the day. Rest frequently in shady areas, and drink plenty of fluids (unless fluid is restricted by one’s physician).

•     Never leave infants or young children in a parked car.  Dress them in cool, loose clothing, and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella. Ensure infants and children are protected with sunscreen.

•     People over 65 years of age may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature.  Stay in cool areas and use air conditioning. When the temperature is in the high thirties or higher, a fan will not prevent heat-related illness. A cool shower or bath is more effective.

•     People who are overweight may be prone to heat sickness because of their tendency to retain more body heat. They should stay in cool areas and use air conditioning.

•     Any health condition that causes dehydration makes the body more susceptible to heat sickness. Consult your doctor if you feel signs of confusion, dizziness, nausea, muscle swelling, heart disturbances, and/or a headache.

 

For more information visit:

www.niagararegion.ca/living/health_wellness/inspection/highheat.aspx

 

Niagara Region Contact:

Bill Hunter
Niagara Region
905-688-8248 ext. 7197
bill.hunter@niagararegion.ca

4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B1
  

TEL: 905-563-8205
FAX: 905-563-6566
Emergency After-hours: 905-641-0971
info@lincoln.ca

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