HAZARD HELP SHEET — EXTREME HEAT
Extreme heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning. Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat. Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.
For more information, please see attached help sheet.
This hazard help sheet is brought to you by the MCA Emergency Measures Program. In case of an emergency relating to extreme heat, contact the Akwesasne Central Dispatch at 613-575-2000.