**Too hot at home? Seabird Island has opened up a designated cool down area in our Elders Lounge and Gymnasium all week.***

Extremely high temperatures are expected this week. Daytime maximum temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 30’s through midweek over communities in the Fraser Valley.

The heat combined with the lack of rainfall so far this month will maintain high to extreme fire danger ratings across much of southern BC.

Heat-related illnesses are more likely during prolonged periods of hot weather. Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness. Those most vulnerable to high temperatures include young children, pregnant women, the elderly, those working or exercising in the heat, persons with chronic illnesses, people living alone in un-air-conditioned homes, and the homeless.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle and ensure they have access to clean water at all times.

Get informed.

– Check the local news for health and safety updates.
– For more information on heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811.
– Contact your local government to find out what services (such as air-conditioned buildings and public splash parks) are available in your area.