Extreme Cold Alert Issued 7:30 Am Sun December 18, 2016 – Seek Shelter, Check On Loved Ones

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December 18, 2016

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 Wed December 14, 2016 – Seek Shelter, Check On Loved Ones

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December 14, 2016

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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7:15am Wed Feb 17/16 – EXTREME COLD ALERT – SEEK SHELTER, CHECK ON LOVED ONES

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February 25, 2016

Extreme Cold Alert Issued for Toronto- Seek Shelter, Check on Loved Ones

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice.
Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops below 35°C and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostnip and frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes.
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