News release

Precautions Issued for Extreme Heat

With the arrival of hot and humid weather, the provincial Emergency Management Office(EMO) is advising the public to take precautions.

"Exposure to extreme temperatures can be dangerous," said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. "One of the most important things individuals can do is ensure they are well hydrated."

"Individuals should avoid strenuous outdoor activities during periods of extreme heat," said Craig MacLaughlan, CEO of the Emergency Management Office. "It is important that people monitor outdoor temperatures and take necessary precautions."

The Emergency Management Office offers the following tips:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun
  • Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, shopping centres and other community facilities
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who spend much of their time alone
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles
  • Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks

Nova Scotians can visit the EMO website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo for more information on emergency preparedness.

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With the arrival of hot and humid weather, the provincial Emergency Management Office(EMO) is advising the public to take precautions.

Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office, says exposure to extreme temperatures can be dangerous and that individuals should ensure they are well hydrated.

For a list of tips visit the E-M-O website at W-W-W dot gov dot N-S dot C-A slash E-M-O.

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Jodi Sibley
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