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Heat warning in effect for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, and Consecon.

According to the agency, a long duration heat event is expected Thursday through Sunday, and potentially into early next week.

Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties with overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius are expected.

Hot and humid air may also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category.

“Extreme heat affects everyone,” says the Environment Canada release. “The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.”

Environment Canada advises that during a Heat Warning, residents should watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

To provide residents with some relief, the City will have Cool Down locations available for the duration of this heat event, which allow for physical distancing.  Sites may be added and/or hours may change based on need.

Cool Down Locations 

  • Calvin Park Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 88 Wright Cres.

Open July 2 and July 3. Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

  • Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St. 

Open July 2 – July 5. Hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Residents are advised to call ahead to confirm the location is open and/or has capacity to support physical distancing.

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