The Medical Officer of Health For Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness issued an extended heat warning yesterday for The Town of The Pas and the surrounding areas. Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada is forecasting high temperatures over the next several days.
The warning may be extending into other areas of Northern Manitoba as well. Heat related illnesses are preventable and the health effects associated with heat can be reduced by, drinking plenty of water before you feel thirsty, limiting alcohol consumption, planning outdoor activities when the weather is cooler, wear loose fitting and light coloured clothes and a wide brimmed hat, and never leave a child or a pet in a parked vehicle in direct sunlight.
Symptoms of heat illnesses can include dizziness, fainting, nausea or vomiting, headache, and fast breathing. We will bring you up to date on the heat advisory as the information comes in.