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Staying Safe in Hot Weather

With the temperatures now rising into the 30’s, it’s a good time to review some key things to do that will keep you safe and cool during extreme heat.

Here’s a short list of things you can do to stay safe during a heatwave:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities
  • Stay out of the sun, especially between 11am – 3pm
  • Respect fire bans and check trail and road closures before leaving home
  • Identify somewhere you can cool down, such as community centers, libraries, shopping malls, parks and other shaded green spaces
  • Follow your city/region’s social media to stay updated on heat, flood and fire warnings
  • Use awnings, shutters, blinds or window coverings to keep your home cool
  • Identify those close to you who are at risk and support them
  • Keep pets indoors or in cool, shaded areas during midday hours