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Heat Warning

Mississauga is experiencing high temperatures.

City services | August 9, 2020

Based on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s data, the Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Health issued a heat warning for the Region of Peel, starting August 9 until further notice.

If you need assistance

If you feel faint, have difficulty breathing or feel confused and disoriented because of the heat, call your doctor. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Staying cool in Mississauga

Looking for ways to escape the heat in the City? Visit our Stay Cool page for information on facilities that can help you cool down and extended spray pad and outdoor pool hours. Or call us at 3-1-1 (905-615-3411 if calling from outside city limits) for more information.

For more information on staying cool during COVID-19 and on the prevention of heat-related health problems and safety guidelines, visit Peel’s Public Health website.

Tips for hot days

  • Drink lots of plain cool water before you feel thirsty
  • Stay cool and if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat, UV protective sunglasses, and loose fitting long shirts and pants
  • Stay in the shade whenever possible
  • Reschedule or plan outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day
  • Call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness. It’s best to call or video-conference – if that is not possible, practice physical distancing.

Remember your pets

Animal Care and Control By-law Extreme Weather Standards of Care are in effect. Bring in pets without adequate shelter.

Check Environment Canada for details on weather conditions.

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