Heat warning still in effect

HeatToday will be another hot and humid day in Chatham-Kent with highs expected to reach between 30 and 32 degrees, according to Environment Canada.

Humidex values will approach 40.
According to weather officials, a weak cold front will cross the region tonight bringing somewhat cooler air for Saturday.

The public is advised to watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include
– dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting
– headache
– rapid breathing and heartbeat
– extreme thirst and
– decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.

If you experience any of these symptoms during a heat event, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best.
Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.

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