Editor’s Note: The heat alert has been lifted as of late Sunday morning.
BROCKVILLE – As temperatures and the humidity soar this weekend, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has issued a Heat Alert for the region.
Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Paula Stewart, said the high heat and humidity can be hazardous with possible dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke or death.
The health unit said the elderly, infants and people with chronic illnesses are especially at risk during this scorching time.
The LGL District Health Unit is urging people to check on their neighbours or friends Sunday who may be at higher risk for problems associated with the heat.
Some signs of heat illness include: nausea, dizziness and blurred vision; difficult or rapid breathing; severe headache or confusion; convulsion; fever.