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Extreme Heat

Extreme heat puts everyone at risk of heat-related illnesses. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family during extreme heat events.

Durham Region: Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS)

To help Durham Region residents take protective action during extreme heat events, Durham Region Health Department has implemented the Durham Region Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS).

The Durham Region HWIS can reduce excesss heat-related illnesses during extreme heat events by alerting the public about extreme heat events, directing community response and outreach to vulnerable and marginalized populations, and providing individuals with information on how to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Heat Gauge Indicator

There is no Heat Warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for the Durham Region Area. Visit Environment and Climate Change Canada website for more weather information.

 

How does heat affect my health and the health of my family?

Who is at risk?

Protect your health and the health of your family when it's very hot

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