Heat warning in effect for Lacombe and region

Officials urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses

More hot temperatures are on the way for Lacombians as a heat warning has been issued for the region.

According to Environment Canada, a period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29 C or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 14 C or above is expected to begin today and will last until Friday.

The warning is also in effect for the City of Red Deer, Lacombe County near Clive, Alix and Mirror; Lacombe County near Eckville and Lacombe Country near Lacombe, Blackfalds and Bentley.

Residents are also 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 outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings (including malls or indoor pools); drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated and do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

It’s also recommended that people watch for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

For more heat health advice and information, check out www.ahs.ca/heat.

According to Environment Canada, heat warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Also, it’s important to check on older family, friends and neighbours and make sure they are cool and drinking water. Watch for the symptoms of heat illness which can include dizziness/fainting, nausea/vomiting, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst, decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

-Weber

Just Posted

ECHO Lacombe Association donates $2,750 to Terrace Ridge School

Donation helps build garden space honouring retiring principal

Murder charges laid in incident near Rimbey

Rimbey RCMP working with crime unit

CanolaPALOOZA marks five years in Lacombe

Event brings in canola growers, agronomists an industry experts

City of Lacombe releases results of Citizen Satisfaction survey

79% of respondents grade Lacombe as have a high quality of life

WATCH: Blackfalds Days Parade takes over community

Floats from all over central Alberta wows crowd

Lower youth minimum wage won’t apply at this year’s Calgary Stampede

A new minimum wage of $13/hr is now in effect for Alberta workers aged 13 to 17

Local cowboys take the Stampede lead on opening night

Bareback, team roping has Ponoka sitting pretty in race to the finals

Rock slide in B.C. river may hinder salmon passage

DFO says it is aware that the slide occurred in a narrow portion of the Fraser River

Four-hour tarmac delay violates charter rights of Canadians with a disability: lawsuit

Bob Brown says new rules reduce the distance he can travel by air without putting his health at risk

Accused mother cries at Alberta trial over boy who died of meningitis

Parents charged with failing to provide necessaries of life for their son who died in 2012

Ponoka County receives update from energy lobby group

CAPP hopes to work with municipalities on property tax issues

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Most Read