The Region issues a heat alert/extreme heat alert** upon notification from Toronto Public Health that an alert has been issued.
A Heat Alert is issued when forecast weather conditions suggest that the likelihood of a high level of mortality is between 25 and 50 per cent greater than what would be expected on a typical day.
An Extreme Heat Alert is issued when forecast weather conditions suggest that the likelihood of a high level of mortality is at least 50 per cent greater than what would be expected on a typical day.
People suffer heat-related illnesses when their body temperature quickly rises and they are unable to
properly cool themselves.
If you feel faint, have difficulty breathing or feel confused and disoriented because of the heat, call your doctor. In an emergency, call 911.
During Hot Weather Conditions:
Please remember to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated seniors, to make sure they are alright.
Other groups at risk include people with chronic and pre-existing illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications and those who are marginally housed or homeless.
Learn how to protect your health during hot weather conditions:
For more information, call the Region of Peel – Public Health at 905-799-7700. Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216.
** Please note – The Region only issues alerts Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please check Toronto Public Health's website or listen to the television or radio during other times for the most up-to-date information.