ACTIONS TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER
A Heat Alert (LEVEL 1) is being issued for July,27,2016, for the towns of Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton, and St. Stephen, indicating that Humidex levels are predicted to be between 35 and 39 for a significant portion of daylight hours. Peak Humidex values typically occur in the late afternoon. Since Humidex values take into account both temperature and humidity, they are typically higher than the recorded temperature.
The alert remains in effect for July,27,2016 only. Alert levels are based on to the highest reasonable predictions at the time of issuance and on data specific to Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton, and St. Stephen. Humidex values in the city are typically higher than those recorded at the airport and reported by Environment Canada.
HARS heat alerts are issued as early as possible the day preceding the alert day and can be reissued for following day if conditions warrant.
Those most at risk for heat illness include older adults, children four-years-old and under, people who are overweight, and those with certain chronic medical conditions. Care should be taken to ensure that those at highest risk of heat related illness are monitored and vulnerable members of our community are checked on regularly to ensure they are coping. For more information, visit http://www.gnb.ca/publichealth under the Healthy Environment tab.