August 2 - An excessive high heat alert has been issued for Niagara Region
An excessive high heat alert in the Niagara area is initiated in the following circumstances:
During an excessive high heat alert, residents should:
Call 911 if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature and is either unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating.
A person with heat stroke may feel one or more of the following symptoms:
Other symptoms include seizure, unconsciousness and/or coma. Seek immediate medical attention for heat stroke.
Infants, children, the elderly, people with high blood pressure, people with heart and/or respiratory problems and those who work or exercise outdoors are at possible risk of developing heat-related illness.
Heat-related illness occurs in three stages:
Check on elderly or shut-in neighbours during an Excessive High Heat Alert. You could save a life.