City Urges Residents to Take Cover from the Heat Hot Weather Alert Issued in Regina
Environment Canada has issued a heat advisory for Saskatchewan, citing daytime highs in the low 30s today and temperatures above 20 degrees for the remainder of the week. The City of Regina urges residents working or participating in outdoor activities to hydrate and limit their time outdoors between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you must be outside during the hottest part of the day, wear sunscreen, a hat and take frequent breaks. Heat-related illness can be avoided by staying in shaded areas, bathing in cool water and wearing light-coloured clothing. Remember to keep an eye out for signs of heat exhaustion, such as heavy sweating, a body temperature above 38 degrees celsius, and a weak pulse.
When out in public, be aware of those who may be more vulnerable to the heat and require assistance. If you see someone in need of help, contact the Mobile Crisis Regina Helpline at 306-757-0127 or visit mobilecrisis.ca for immediate assistance. If someone is unsafe, hurt or in danger, please call 911 for Regina Police Services.
Should you or someone you know require alternative options to stay cool during the heatwave, the Regina Survival Guide provides a map and list of community agencies where you can get quick help. Residents can learn more by visiting Regina.ca.