Heat warning issued for city of Guelph – Keep cool at air-conditioned City facilities and libraries:
Guelph, Ont., August 9, 2016 – Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Guelph and area. Hot and humid conditions arrive today and continue through Friday.
The City of Guelph reminds residents that air-conditioned City facilities and libraries are open to residents and visitors looking for a place to keep cool during the heat warning. Visit guelph.ca/coolingcentres for a list of locations and hours.
When it’s hot, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health reminds residents to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and to make a habit of checking on elderly family, friends, and neighbours. It’s also a good idea to plan breaks from the heat by spending a few hours in an air-conditioned spot such as a shopping mall, grocery store, community or recreation centre, place of worship, or public library.
Look for the Blue W decal on business windows in Guelph—including restaurants, City facilities and businesses—to fill your reusable bottle with healthy, safe municipal tap water, free-of-charge as part of the Blue W program. Visit bluew.org for a list of participating locations.
For more information on heat and your health, visit Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at wdgpublichealth.ca or call 519-822-2715 extension 4753 or toll-free at 1-800-265-7293 extension 4753. For information on pet safety during a heat warning, please contact the Guelph Humane Society at 519-824-3091
One response to “Very very very Hot #Guelph! Heat Warning! ”
It’s great that we are warned of a heat warning but how about excessive use of water as well (such as car washes still operating etc,). Our Speed and Eramosa Rivers are critically low in the upper watersheds one of which is a source of groundwater recharge while the other feeds Guelph Lake. Hopefully some needed rain will happen this weekend.