Humboldt, Watrous and many areas in the central prairies are once again under a heat warning that’s expected to last through the weekend. Daytime highs of 32 degrees and higher, along with humidex values of over 35, are likely. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion

Once again, Humboldt A&W is set up as a refresh station for anyone who needs to find a reprieve from the heat. 

“Any of our Community members who need a place to cool down or a cold drink of water can feel free to stop on down to A&W in Humboldt,” says manager Colleen Cornelius. “ No one should have to suffer in these extreme temperatures.  For those who are unable to stop down to the restaurant and in need of cold water, you can give me a call at 306-231-6622.” 

Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat.