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Aréna de Nicolet, QC

Alerts in Effect

Heat Warning

Issued at 15:28 Wednesday 08 July 2020

Heat wave this week

A warm and humid air mass over Southern Quebec will continue over the next few days. Temperatures will exceed the 30-degree mark during the day and will not fall below 20 degrees at night. Combined temperature and humidity values will produce humidex values of 40.

These conditions could persist until Saturday morning.

During times of high heat, your health and the health of your family and friends can deteriorate rapidly.

The ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, recommends that you protect yourself from the effects of the heat by taking the following actions:

Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. As appropriate, follow your physician's instructions regarding the amount of fluid to drink;
Avoid alcoholic beverages;
If you can, spend at least 2 hours a day in an air conditioned or cool place;
Take at least one cool shower or bath per day, or cool your skin several times per day with wet towels;
Limit physical activity;
Wear light clothes.

Be sure to:
Never leave a child or a baby alone in a vehicle or a poorly ventilated room, even for a few minutes;
Check on your loved ones, especially those who are vulnerable or living alone.

If you have any questions regarding your health, call Info-Santé by dialing 8-1-1 or ask a health care provider. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.

For more information, visit the Government of Quebec's Portail santé mieux-être at www.sante.gouv.qc.ca.

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Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to QCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #QCStorm.



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