Environment Canada issued a heat warning early Thursday for central Alberta. (Black Press file photo)

Environment Canada issued a heat warning early Thursday for central Alberta. (Black Press file photo)

Heat warning for Red Deer and central Alberta

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion

Get ready for some sizzling temperatures Red Deer.

Environment Canada issued a heat warning early Thursday morning for the city and central Alberta. Afternoon highs today and into the weekend will range from 29 C to the mid 30’s, while overnight lows will range between 15 C and 20 C.

Heat warnings will likely be expanded to other regions of Alberta in the coming days, and are issued when very high temperatures are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, families and neighbours:

– Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.

– Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.

– Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.

– Check for children or pets before exiting a vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.



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