Red Cross responds: beat the heat

Yesterday, Toronto reached a record high of 36.3 C, beating the old record of 36.1 C which was set back in 1955. When there is a heat alert on days such as this, Red Cross volunteers in Toronto hand out water to the city’s most vulnerable communities to help ensure they have relief from the heat.

The extreme heat is supposed to return tomorrow and it could be another record breaker!

If you missed earlier blog posts on how to beat the heat during the summer months, here are some quick tips:

  • Avoid being outdoors in the hottest part of the day.  If you must go out, try going out in the early morning or later evening hours when the sun is not as strong.
  • Slow down activities that make you hot.  Work and exercise in brief periods.
  • Dress in light, loose clothing and wear a hat.
  • Stay hydrated.

More tips on how to stay safe in the sun here.

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