Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health has called a Heat Warning, starting Thursday and lasting into the weekend.
Risk of heat-related illness can be reduced by following these recommendations:
- Drink plenty of water. Avoid drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages on hot days.
- Visit a cool place such as a mall, public recreation centres, public libraries, and other City run air-conditioned facilities, etc.
- Dress to protect from the heat. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing. Wear a hat or take an umbrella to keep your head cool and don’t forget sunscreen.
- Take it easy. Limit physical activities (walking, running, gardening, etc.) during the day. If rescheduling activities to dawn or dusk when it may be cooler, protect yourself with insect repellent as mosquitoes are more active at such times. Check labels to apply.
For more tips on coping with the heat and places where to cool off, the public can contact 905-546-CITY (2489) or go to the city website.