Canadian Transit & Weather Updates – June 18, 2024

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ECC’s HEAT WARNING continues. “A prolonged heat event continues today. Dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected through most of the week. Heat stroke is a medical emergency! Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if you or someone you are caring for has a high body temperature and is either confused, has stopped sweating or becomes unconscious. While waiting for help, cool the person right away: move them to a cool place, apply cold water to large areas of the skin and fan the person as much as possible. Drink plenty of water regularly, even before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.”

ECC has also issued a Severe Thunderstorm watch for Kenora – Nestor Falls. “A line of thunderstorm is expected to move north from northern Minnesota into northwestern Ontario early this morning. Some of the thunderstorms have the potential of becoming severe. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Locally heavy rain is also possible. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.”