Heat alert issued for City of Guelph
Residents encouraged to keep cool at City community centres, libraries, City Hall and Market Square’s interactive water fountain
GUELPH, ON, June 18, 2012 – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement indicating a prolonged heat alert is in effect for Waterloo-Wellington and Dufferin-Innisfil from Tuesday, June 19 to Thursday, June 21.
The City of Guelph reminds residents that air-conditioned community centres and libraries, as well as City Hall and Market Square’s interactive water fountain are open to the public and great places to keep cool.
Visit guelph.ca/coolingcentres for a list of locations and times City facilities are open during a heat alert.
During a heat alert, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health advises people to:
• Stay out of the sun
• Drink lots of water
• Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours
• Stay in air-conditioned places
Seniors and young children are particularly at risk during heat and smog-related weather conditions. Residents are encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are okay, especially isolated adults and seniors, who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illnesses.
For more information on extreme heat and your health, visit Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health at wdgpublichealth.ca or call 519-846-2715 x 2673 or toll-free at 1-800-265-7293 x 2673.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Manager, Business Services
Community and Social Services
T 519-822-1260 x 2594
Manager, Administration and Emergency Preparedness
Operations, Transit and Emergency Services
T 519-822 -1260 x 2127
Manager, Health Protection
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
T 519-846-2715 x 4675