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Extremely hot weather and humidity can be very dangerous. When a heat alert is called you need to:
Extreme heat increases the chance of getting sick from illnesses like heat stroke, heat exhaustion, fainting, edema, rash, and cramps. Visit Health Canada for more information about heat health illnesses.
We also advise residents and visitors to keep a close eye on family, friends, and neighbours that are at higher risk of heat health illnesses. Those particularly vulnerable include, older adults, infants, young children, people with chronic illnesses, the homeless population, and those who work or exercise in the heat.
When the Health Unit calls a heat alert, you need to be careful and take steps to protect yourself and others who might develop problems because of the extreme heat:
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is monitoring the Humidex forecast for extreme heat events. The Humidex is a combination of temperature (°C) and humidity (%) to reflect perceived temperature.
One or more days reaching Humidex 40
Four or more days reaching Humidex 40
One or more days reaching Humidex 45
Four or more nights above Humidex 28
A heat emergency is issued in response to a severe or prolonged emergency, such as power outages or water shortages.