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Cold Weather Warning Issued

December 27, 2017 -

KFL&A Public Health is issuing a cold weather health warning. According to Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to drop below -15C and wind chill values below -28 today and Thursday, Dec. 28. This advisory is in effect for the KFL&A area.  

At –25°C, hypothermia becomes an increasing health risk and when the wind chill reaches –35 or colder, exposed skin can freeze in as little as 10 minutes. Over exposure to cold temperatures can result in severe injury and even death.  The Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that children remain  indoors when the temperature is –25°C or –28 wind chill or colder.

For a list of winter shelters and drop-in warming centres please visit our Extreme Weather section.