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Public Health Alert – Cold Weather Health Warning

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/February 13, 2020 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is issuing a cold weather health warning to alert residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties of the extreme winter temperatures expected tonight.

Bitterly cold wind chills near -30 °C are expected overnight and into Friday morning.

Residents are urged to take precautions to avoid health complications such as wind burn, frostbite and hypothermia. Please visit the HPEPH Extreme Cold Weather web page for information about:

  • Signs and symptoms of possible health complications
  • How to protect yourself

For additional information about preparing and responding to cold weather, please visit Extreme Cold at healthycanadians.gc.ca. For information on the status of the Cold Weather Health Warning visit weather.gc.ca.

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Media Contact:
Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist
613-966-5500 x 464 or 613-848-2398
etubbs@hpeph.ca

About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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