Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services no longer issues heat advisories. Follow Environment Canada for the most up-to-date alerts, and check with your local municipality to see if cooling centres are available.
During excessive high heat, everyone is at risk, but those most at risk of developing a heat-related illness include:
Heat stroke is a medical emergency and can be fatal. Seek immediate medical attention. Call 911 if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature and is either unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating.
Seek medical attention if you feel your health and safety is at risk.
Increased ultraviolet ray exposure from being outside for extended periods of time can put you at risk for developing sun burns, skin cancer, cataracts, eye lesions and retinal burns. Discover sun safety tips to reduce your risk for sun-related illnesses.
To review your municipal emergency response plan, visit our emergency management page.