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Beginning May 15, 2016, Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit started to follow a provincial Harmonized Heat Warning and Information system for dealing with heat events in Chatham-Kent.

This new system provides a consistent approach for processing and issuing heat warnings in Ontario. I also provides evidence-based heat warning triggers which are based on the association between temperature, humidex and mortality. During this time, the website is updated when a heat warning is issued.

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit issues media releases when Environment Canada issues a heat warning for the Chatham-Kent area. When heat warning are issued, you should take extra precautions to protect yourself and loved ones from heat related health risks

What does it mean? 

 Heat Warning Level

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Heat Warning Criteria

Heat Warning

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A heat warning is issued by Environment Canada when two consecutive days are forecasted to have a daytime high temperature greater than or equal to 31°C and a night time temperature greater that or equal to 21°C or a humidex greater than 42°C.
Extended Heat Warning half a pie with the orange slice excentuated to signify the second level A heat warning is issued by Environment Canada when two consecutive days are forecasted to have a daytime high temperature greater than or equal to 31°C and a night time temperature greater that or equal to 21°C or a humidex greater than 42°C.
Heat Emergency half a pie with the red slice excentuated to signify the third level Heat Emergencies are declared during extenuating circumstances (i.e., large scaled power outage or drinking water emergency) during a heat event.

 

 

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