Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Haldimand and Norfolk counties for conditions expected to begin January 16, 2024.
The criteria for a Cold Weather Alert is forecasted temperatures of -30 °C or below, with or without windchill, for at least 2 hours.
Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk for cold-related illnesses, but anyone can be affected. Outdoor workers, outdoor athletes, the homeless, people on prescription medication and those with circulatory problems are also at a higher risk. It is important for everyone to be aware of the weather forecast, dress accordingly and be ready for extreme cold weather events that may result in an emergency.
For more information, please visit www.hnhu.org and follow the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook.
To sign up to receive forecasted weather event emails from Environment and Climate Change Canada, visit https://ecalertme.weather.gc.ca/