Extreme Cold Alert Issued Thursday November 9, 2017

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November 9, 2017

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto's Acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder. Today's alert has been issued in consideration of the sudden temperature change this early in the season and a projected wind chill of -18.

Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature drops below 35 degrees C and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes and in severe cases can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze.

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Extreme Cold Alert Terminated Wed March 22, 2017

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March 22, 2017

Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Toronto Terminated

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert as of noon today. Service remains available 24/7 through to April 15 at one 24-hour cold weather drop-in.

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Extreme Cold Alert Issued 7:20 AM Fri Mar 21, 2017 – Seek Shelter, Check On Loved Ones

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March 21, 2017

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto's Acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15ºC or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

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Extreme Cold Alert Terminated Thu March 16, 2017

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March 16, 2017

Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Toronto Terminated

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert as of noon today. Service remains available 24/7 through to April 15 at one 24-hour cold weather drop-in.

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Extreme Cold Alert Issued 7:30 AM Fri Mar 10, 2017 – Seek Shelter, Check On Loved Ones

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March 10, 2017

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto's Acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15ºC or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

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Extreme Cold Alert Issued 7:30 AM Thu Feb 2, 2017 – Seek Shelter, Check On Loved Ones

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February 2, 2017

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto's Acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15ºC or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

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