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Stay cool and beat the heat this summer

July 4, 2023

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the County of Prince Edward starting today, Tuesday, July 4, and continuing through Thursday, July 6.

Maximum temperatures are expected to reach between 29 C to 33 C. Minimum temperatures are forecast between 17 C to 22 C.

Environment Canada issues heat warnings when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

For those who may not have air conditioning and are looking for a place to cool off and get out of the sun, you can visit:

  • The County’s public library branches
  • The splash pad located at the Picton Fairgrounds (main entrance closed due to Picton Main Street reconstruction; enter off of Macsteven Drive)
  • Wellington Rotary Beach (1 Beach Street, Wellington)
  • The shaded areas in the County’s public parks

During extremely hot and humid weather keep yourself, your family and your pets safe by taking the following actions:

  • Never leave children or pets alone in a closed or parked vehicle
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water even if you don’t feel thirsty
  • Avoid going out in the heat and stay in the shade as much as possible
  • Check in regularly with vulnerable family members, neighbours, friends and others who could be affected by the extreme heat
  • Take frequent breaks if you work outdoors
  • Avoid wearing dark colours because they absorb the sun’s rays
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity during the hottest part of the day
  • For tips on recognizing and treating the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and stroke visit the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health website.
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