Mississauga, Brampton residents reminded to protect children and pets from heat

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Published August 23, 2021 at 10:35 am

Peel Regional Police are reminding Mississauga and Brampton residents to take extra measures to protect children and pets from the extreme heat. 

Specifically, police say, don’t leave your child or pet inside a car for even a few minutes. That’s all it takes for temperatures inside the car to increase significantly.  

Police urge anyone who sees a child and/or pet left inside a parked car in the heat to call 911. 

According to The Weather Network, hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through today and possibly until the middle of the week in Mississauga, Brampton and across southern Ontario. 

Maximum temperatures will reach 31 degrees Celsius, feeling like 36 to 40C with the humidex. And the region will experience lows of 21C. 

Weather experts say hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality, causing the Air Quality Index to approach the high-risk level. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. 

 

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