The Drumheller area is under a heat warning this week.
Environment Canada says we can expect daytime temperatures to reach at least 29 degrees celsius for the next several days and could even get highs in the mid-30's.
Residents and visitors are 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.
- Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.
Symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion include: 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, including for vulnerable individuals, visit www.ahs.ca/heat.