With temperatures hovering over 30c with humidex ratings cresting 40 the city of Cornwall has not published any heat alerts or set up cooling areas for the public at the Civic Complex or other areas. Likewise, CFN has received no alerts from the EOHU to share with the public.
In a community with a large population of seniors and those on fixed incomes that could be a recipe for disaster.
Likewise, Cornwall Housing has banned window air conditioners putting others in danger of heat related issues.
Rain is expected to cool things down starting on Thursday.
Below is the alert from Environment Canada.
Please remember that animals suffer in this heat too. Take extra care with pets and make sure there’s plenty of water for them.
4:57 AM EDT Tuesday 12 July 2016
Heat Warning in effect for:
- Cornwall – Lancaster
- Maxville – Alexandria
- Morrisburg – Long Sault
- Winchester – Newington
Humidex values reaching near 40 are expected.
Heat and humidity will arrive today with high temperatures reaching near 31 or 32 degrees and lasting until Thursday. Night time lows will also be warm in the 19 to 21 degree range tonight and Wednesday night. There may be temporary relief from the heat due to showers or thunderstorms. Cooler weather will arrive by Friday.
Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.
Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.