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Health Unit Terminates Heat Warning

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is terminating the Heat Warning that was issued on August 16 for Northumberland County and Kawartha Lakes.

Environment Canada is forecasting cooler temperatures and less humid air for the area. Although the heat warning has been terminated, residents are reminded to still take precautions in hot weather, including drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, keeping their homes cool, and staying out of the heat whenever possible.

A heat warning is terminated when the daytime temperature is less than 31° C, and the night temperature is less than 20°C, or the humidex is lower than 40°C.

Like other Ontario health units, the HKPR District Health Unit has adopted a series of heat response thresholds designed to advise members of the public, health professionals, and community service providers on appropriate measures they can take to reduce the health effects of hot, humid, and smoggy weather.

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For media inquiries contact:
Christopher Beveridge, Director, Environmental Health, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, (905) 885-9100.


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