Durham Health extends cold weather alert for Oshawa and Durham Region into Friday


Published January 20, 2022 at 3:07 pm

Dominic Chan Canadian Press

Durham Region Health Department has extended an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Oshawa and Durham Region into Friday, January 21.

During the extreme cold, residents are asked to consider rescheduling outdoor activities or limiting time outdoors during colder temperatures. If you do go outside, dress in layers, cover exposed skin and stay dry.

Residents are also asked to be a good neighbour and look in on vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather and remember to check on pets. If you see or know someone in need of immediate emergency shelter call 9-1-1 or visit the Region of Durham’s Emergency Shelters webpage.

During severe weather conditions, emergency shelters may expand their services and the Homelessness Support System will alert unsheltered residents of extreme cold weather and help them take appropriate precautions. More information on the Cold Weather Response protocol, warming centres and additional supports such as food banks is available on the Warming Calendar webpage.

Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued by Durham Health when Environment Canada forecasts a temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius or colder, and/or a wind chill of minus 20 degrees Celsius or colder.


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