Frostbite Alert Issued for February 11 & 12

Written by admin, February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert for February 11 and 12 for Peterborough City and County, and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.  The forecasted wind chill values are expected to range from -27 to -30.

Your help supporting vulnerable populations who could be at risk during this extreme cold event is greatly appreciated. A poster with helpful tips to prevent frostbite is attached for use at your facility.

During the Frostbite Alert, the Lighthouse Community Centre will be open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 99 Brock St. (St. John’s Anglican Church) and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 175 Murray St. Baptist Church.

The Warming Room details:

The Warming Room will be open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. at All Saints Anglican Church located on the corner of Sherbrooke and Rubidge Streets.

On Tuesday and Saturday, The Warming Room is open from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. and located at Murray St. Baptist Church on Murray St. between Aylmer and George Sts.

The program is run by the City, St. John’s Anglican Church, George Street United Church, and All Saints Anglican Church.

The Public Health has been closely monitoring the weather forecast for this week. This Frostbite Alert is being issued to help residents prepare for the extremely cold weather in the forecast.

A Frostbite Alert is issued when temperatures are forecasted to be from -27ºC to -38ºC or a wind chill of -27 to -38. Depending on changes to the weather forecast over the next few days, the Frostbite Alert may be elevated to a Frostbite Warning or lifted.