Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Humidex and Health Advisory Issued for New Brunswick

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Special weather statement for regions of New Brunswick issued jointly 
by Environment Canada and the New Brunswick department of health at 
3:35 PM ADT Tuesday 31 August 2010.

Humidex and health advisory in effecy for:

Acadian Peninsula
Bathurst and Chaleur Region
Campbellton and Restigouche County
Edmunston and Madawaska county
Mount Carleton - Renous Highway
Grand Falls and Victoria County
Woodstock and Carleton County
Miramichi and area
Stanley - Doaktown - Blackville Area
Kouchibouguac National Park
Kent County
Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
Grand Lake and Queens County
Oromocto and Sunbury County
Fredericton and Southern York County
St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
Sussex/Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County.

Humidex values of near 40 c will develop by Wednesday afternoon and 
moderate Wednesday evening.

Further details follow in the next regular public forecast.

The New Brunswick department of health advises the following: the 
department of health recommends that you stay in shaded or air 
conditioned areas as much as possible, drink Plenty of water, wear 
light clothing and take breaks often if you are exercising or working 
outdoors.  Consideration should be given to postpone strenuous 
exercise or work until a cooler time of the day.  Organizers of sport 
and recreational activities should build in regular water breaks and 
consider rescheduling activities.  The elderly, babies and young 
children, or people with heart or lung problems are most at risk of 
serious heat-related illness.  People taking medications, especially 
for mental health conditions, should check with their doctor or 
pharmacist to see if they are more at risk from high temperatures.



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