CFN – Heat Stroke and other conditions can afflict those, especially seniors in this actual spurt of Summer.
CFN contacted City Hall today but sadly with temps hovering over 40 C with the humidex at least until Thursday Cornwall Ontario officials are refusing to take action.
So CFN is sharing a list of places that you might wish to visit to get out of the heat; especially if your home isn’t well ventilated or cooled.
The public library is open during the day. The local mall; the civic complex can be strolled. Most stores and restaurants. The next three days might be a good time to play afternoon Bingo as well.
The Benson Centre is also air cooled.
Of course compounding the heat, rain and Thunder storms are predicted starting Wednesday.
Some signs of heat stroke: MAYO CLINIC LINK
Heatstroke symptoms include:
High body temperature. A body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher is the main sign of heatstroke.
A lack of sweating. In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel moist.
Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
Racing heart rate. Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
Headache. You may experience a throbbing headache.
Confusion. You may have seizures, hallucinate, or have difficulty speaking or understanding what others are saying.
Unconsciousness. You may pass out or fall into a state of deep unconsciousness (coma).
Muscle cramps or weakness. Your muscles may feel tender or cramped in the early stages of heatstroke, but may later go rigid or limp.
Remember to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. It’s always best to stay away from Caffeine and soda in these temperatures as well.
And stay out of direct high sun if you’re sensitive or have any medical conditions.
Please remember pets suffer from the heat too. Make sure they have plenty of fresh water and remember hot pavement on paws can burn too!
We will update if the City decides to show some compassion to those that might need refuge during this mini heat wave.