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Summer warm weather reminder: Stay safe, drink water, check on others

August 8 2012

Everyone who is outdoors this weekend should be sure to drink lots of water, apply sunscreen and wear a hat.

Drinking water fountain

Thousands of people will be enjoying community events around the city under warm sunny skies this weekend so the City is reminding people to stay safe, drink plenty of water and check on others.

 

While temperatures are not forecast to reach heat-alert levels, they will be warm and they could pose a health problem for at-risk citizens, including seniors, persons with chronic health problems, the homeless and persons who are socially isolated or reliant on caregivers.

People are asked to check on family, friends and neighbours who may be adversely impacted by the heat.

 

People out enjoying the weekend at events and around the community should be on the lookout for persons who may be in distress. If someone appears to be suffering from the heat, call 9-1-1.

 

Everyone who is outdoors this weekend should be sure to drink lots of water, apply sunscreen and wear a hat.

  

City of Vancouver community centres and libraries welcome people who would like to drop in and cool off. For a list of air conditioned facilities and their hours of operation, visit the City’s webpage, Staying safe in hot weather.

 

In addition to water fountains available around the city, crews have placed temporary fountains in high-traffic locations: Vanier Park, Davie at Burrard and Broadway and Commercial.

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Corporate Communications

604.871.6336

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