Frostbite Warning Downgraded to an Alert for Saturday & will be Lifted Sunday
Written by admin, January 3, 2014
January 3, 2014 – With the forecast of slightly higher temperatures on Saturday January 4, Peterborough Public Health is downgrading the frostbite warning issued earlier this week to alert status and with warmer temperatures forecasted for Sunday, January 5, the alert will be lifted.
Even though we are expecting warmer temperatures over the next few days, residents are reminded to take precautions in cold weather, including dressing warmly and in layers, watching for signs of hypothermia and frostbite, and checking on the elderly and people with disabilities who live alone. The Public Health will continue to monitor the weather forecasts throughout the winter and issue frostbite alerts, warnings or emergencies when forecasted temperatures or wind chill values reach thresholds as indicated in the Extreme Cold Response Plan.
Further information about staying healthy in extreme cold conditions and Public Health’s Extreme Cold Response Plan can be found at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca under “My Home & Environment” by clicking on “Extreme Weather – Cold”.
For further information, please contact:
(705) 743-1000, ext. 391