Region issues another Cold Warning for residents in Milton, Oakville, Burlington


Published January 25, 2022 at 1:50 pm

Halton Region has issued a cold warning for residents in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

The warning is issued when temperatures are expected to fall below –15°C (without wind-chill), or when weather conditions are severe enough to warrant alerting the community to the risks involved with prolonged exposure.

Anyone can be affected by extreme cold-related weather conditions, depending on how long exposure is to cold conditions and exertion levels. Those especially at risk include: adults over the age of 65, infants and young children, people who work outdoors, people who exercise outdoors (hikers, skiers) and people who have limited resources to house or protect themselves.

During extreme cold, check in with vulnerable family, friends and neighbours, especially seniors who live on their own. Keep pets inside.

Here are some tips for protecting your health during an extreme cold event:

  • Cover exposed skin using multiple layers of loose-fitting clothes with a wind-resistant outer layer, a hat, mittens and scarf
  • Always be on the lookout for signs of frostbite and hypothermia
  • Prepare emergency kits for your home and car
  • Plan ahead and check the weather forecast

This warning will remain in effect until the low temperature for the day is projected to be above –15°C.

For more information on cold warnings and what you can do to protect your health, visit the region’s website.

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