Extended Heat Warning in Effect
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
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Information on Heat Related Illness is available.