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Hot and sticky weekend ahead for Maritimers

Digital writers

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 2:16 PM -

Bad news, Maritimers ... if you were hoping for a break from the hot and humid conditions of the past days, you're out of luck today.

Environment Canada has issued health and humidex advisories for Saturday, with probably more of the same for Sunday.

With the humidity, it could feel as high as 40 today and tomorrow.

This already comes on the heels of record-breaking heat across the Maritimes on Friday, with several records being broken unofficially.

The New Brunswick Department of Health recommends the following  precautions and actions:  

  • Drink plenty of cool fluids, especially water before feeling  thirsty.  
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting and light colored clothing.  
  • Avoid exposure to the sun.  
  • If you can, reschedule strenuous activities to a cooler period.  
  • Spend a few hours in a cool place or in an air-conditioned location  (mall, library, place of worship or grocery store).  
  • Check with your pharmacist, nurse or doctor if your medication  increases your health risk in the heat and follow their  recommendations.  
  • Frequently visit a vulnerable family member or neighbour to make  sure he or she is okay.  
  • Take cool showers or baths until refreshed.  
  • Use your air conditioner if you have one.  
  • Organizers of sport and recreational activities should consider  rescheduling them.  
  • Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms that are out of  the ordinary: heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, faintness,  fatigue, dizziness, headache or nausea.

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