Extreme heat affects everyone. Children, the elderly, people who are exercising and playing sports outside, and people who work outdoors may be more at risk.
Extreme heat increases the chance of getting sick from illnesses like heat stroke, heat exhaustion, fainting, edema, rash, and cramps.
When a heat alert is issued you need to:
- stay inside or go to place that has air conditioning to stay cool
- drink lots of water
This List of Places to Stay Cool has places where you can go like community centres, pools, and splash pads in Chatham-Kent
Extreme cold affects everyone. Children and the elderly are much more vulnerable to cold weather. Overexposure increases the risk of developing hypothermia or frostbite.
When an extreme cold alert is issued you need to:
- dress warmly in layers and if going outside, wear a hat
- limit outdoor activity
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