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Stay safe during extreme heat

June 17, 2024

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:

  • Public library branches
  • The splash pad located at the Picton Fairgrounds (375 Picton Main Street)
  • Wellington Rotary Beach (1 Beach Street, Wellington)
  • The shaded areas in the County’s public parks
  • If you are looking to get out of the sun or fill up your water bottle, the arenas in Wellington (111 Belleville Street) and Picton (375 Picton Main Street) are open between 7 am and 3 pm.

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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