Heat warning in effect for Georgina

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Summer has arrived along with heat and humidity. Maximum temperatures will reach the low to possibly mid-thirties (degrees Celsius).

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

High temperatures, high humidity, lack of shade and minimal air movement – both indoors and outdoors – can put your health at risk, causing heat-related illnesses. Visit York Region’s website for tips from public health on how to prevent heat-related illness.

The Keswick, Sutton and Pefferlaw locations of Georgina Public Library are available for cooling relief during regular business hours.

Georgina’s four splash pads – the ROC, Const. Garrett Styles Park, Whipper Watson Park and Julia Munro Park – are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local beaches and parks are another great way to cool off.

Check Environment Canada’s website for information on your local forecast and weather alerts.

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