Heat warning issued for Red Deer and region

  • Aug. 5, 2020 1:30 p.m.

A heat warning is in effect for Red Deer and much of the rest of central Alberta.

Temperatures reaching 30 C, combined with overnight lows near 14 C, are expected for the next two days, Environment Canada said Wednesday.

The public is advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their 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 your children or pets before you leave your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Heat warnings are issued when high temperatures are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

By Friday, temperatures will moderate to just below seasonal values.

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