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Extreme Cold Warning Issued by Environment Canada

Dec 27, 2017
SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning today for Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, as temperatures are expected to reach -30°C in Simcoe County and -35oC in Muskoka with wind chill this morning and again this evening.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning today for Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, as temperatures are expected to reach -30°C in Simcoe County and -35oC in Muskoka with wind chill this morning and again this evening.

While decreasing temperatures can put everyone at risk for cold-related illnesses, such as frostbite and hypothermia, health risks are greatest for homeless persons, outdoor workers, older adults, infants and children, and persons with preexisting medical conditions such as heart or lung disease. To reduce your risk of cold-related illness, 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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