Heat warning for Sudbury to continue to Friday

Heat warning for Sudbury to continue to Friday

He says most vulnerable to become sick due to high heat and humidity are infants, young children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions like lung or heart problems.

As many as 16 people have died in Quebec from complications related to the extended period of hot and humid weather hitting much of Eastern and Central Canada. "We're inviting the population to be vigilant for the next two days - for themselves as well as those close to them".

Last Thursday, the agency issued a heat warning for the Canada Day long weekend, calling the upcoming heat wave "the most significant heat event" Ontario has experienced in the last few years.

During the extended heat warning, people are encouraged to visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids.

"It could save a life", Genereux said.

"After a couple of days of being hot and living in a place that has no air conditioning, the heat just overwhelms the body's capacity to adapt".

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Humidex values reaching 43 are expected.

"All of the deaths that we have identified are in a context of no air conditioning and where the measured temperature when the paramedics arrive is very high".

Dr. David Kaiser, physician-manager at Montreal's public health authority, said officials aren't surprised by the number of deaths in the metropolis.

The City of Toronto continues to have seven cooling stations open across the city as well as public, air-conditioned spaces like libraries and community centres available so people can catch a break from the never ending heat wave.

"After a slightly cooler morning, daytime highs in the low thirties will continue today through Thursday", Environment Canada predicts in an updated heat warning Tuesday.

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