Heat advisory issued; chief health officer advises Manitobans to take precautions
The province issued a heat advisory on Aug. 28 for parts of Manitoba. (file image)
Published Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:44PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:46PM CST
The provincial government issued a notice about a heat advisory on Aug. 28, with high temperatures and humidity expected to grip southern Manitoba for the next two days.
Officials said "above-normal temperatures and humidity" are also expected for the north.
The Office of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer reminded the public to take precautions to guard against heat-related illness.
Officials offered up a range of tips for protecting against the heat, including:
- drinking plenty of liquids, preferably water, before feeling thirsty;
- limiting physical activities on very hot days;
- wearing a wide-brimmed hat or using an umbrella;
- wearing loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing;
- using sunscreen if you are outdoors;
- going to a cool place such as a mall, restaurant or movie theatre for a break from the heat if there is no air conditioning at home;
- taking a cool bath or shower; and
- limiting alcohol consumption. (source: Province of Manitoba)
Officials also advised to check on family members, neighbours and friends, especially older adults with chronic conditions.
More information on heat and health is available by calling Health Links?Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1‑888‑315‑9257 (toll-free) or by going online to