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Extreme cold warning in effect for most of the week

Jan 29, 2019
SIMCOE COUNTY – Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the County of Simcoe, as a frigid arctic air mass and strong winds will result in wind chill values of –30° C to –35° C tonight through to Friday morning.

SIMCOE COUNTY – Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the County of Simcoe, as a frigid arctic air mass and strong winds will result in wind chill values of  –30° C to –35° C tonight through to Friday morning.

Decreasing temperatures can put everyone at risk for cold-related illness or injury, such as frostbite and hypothermia. Health risks are greatest for homeless people, outdoor workers and sports enthusiasts, older adults, infants and children, and persons with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

To reduce your risk, avoid exposure to the cold by covering exposed skin with a hat, gloves, scarf, and take regular breaks from the cold, in warm locations whenever possible.

For more information about cold and its impact on your health, call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., connect with the health unit on Facebook and Twitter, or visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.

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