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Heat Advisory

Heat Alert Information

Public alerts for St. Catharines and Niagara are posted on Environment Canada's website here.

Whenever there is a heat warning in effect, the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre will be open as a cooling centre 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. This is subject to change, be sure to watch for updates on our social accounts. 

Safety tips from Niagara Region Public Health to follow during excessive heat alerts are listed below. 

Looking to beat the heat at home, check out our fact sheet for tips and tricks to stay cool, even without AC.

City splash pads and City outdoor pools (Port Dalhousie Pools and Lincoln Park Small Pool) also offer extended hours during heat warnings from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Safety Tips from Niagara Region Public Health

  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully. If you must be outside, plan your activities during cooler parts of the day. Rest frequently in shady areas, and drink plenty of fluids (unless fluid is restricted by one’s physician). 
  • Never leave infants or young children in a parked car.  Dress them in cool, loose clothing, and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella. Ensure infants and children are protected with sunscreen.
  • People over 65 years of age may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature.  Stay in cool areas and use air conditioning. When the temperature is in the high thirties or higher, a fan will not prevent heat-related illness. A cool shower or bath is more effective.
  • People who are overweight may be prone to heat sickness because of their tendency to retain more body heat. They should stay in cool areas and use air conditioning.
  • Any health condition that causes dehydration makes the body more susceptible to heat sickness. Consult your doctor if you feel signs of confusion, dizziness, nausea, muscle swelling, heart disturbances, and/or a headache.
For more information, visit the Niagara Region Public Health website.

Watch for updates

Please stay tuned to the following outlets for official information from the City of St. Catharines:

  • This web page and the City's homepage
  • The City's Facebook page - facebook.com/CityOfStCatharines
  • The City's Twitter page - follow the Twitter handle @St_Catharines
  • Pingstreet - the City's mobile app. Pingstreet is free and available for download for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone
  • The City will also notify local media

Emergency Preparedness and Kits

Keep enough supplies stocked in your home to allow you and your family to survive for at least three days (72 hours). Learn more about emergency preparedness and always be prepared.

Report any fallen tree limbs, slippery or dangerous conditions to 905.688.5600. You can report power outages to Alectra Utilities at 905.684.8111. Watch for updates on outages on the Alectra website.

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