Thursday, August 5, 2021
winnipeg

20°C
 

Several Tips to Prevent from the Heat

ㆍ Drink plenty of water, before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. If you must go out, take water with you.

 

ㆍ Keep your house cool. Block the sun out by closing curtains, blinds, and awnings during the day.

 

ㆍ Stay out of direct sunlight and wearing loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing and a wide-brimmed hat or umbrella.

ㆍ Never leave people or pets in a parked vehicle.

 

ㆍ Plan outdoor activities during cooler times of the day and take into account the COVID 19 restrictions.

 

ㆍ Take a cool shower or bath or take a break in a cool location, such as an air-conditioned building or a tree-shaded area.

 

ㆍ Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, and the worsening of some health conditions.

 

ㆍ Check on family, friends and neighbours. Check regularly on people living alone, especially older individuals or people with health conditions. Make sure they are cool and drinking water. (Source: Environment Canada)