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City issues cold weather alert

Tuesday, January 21, 2014   by: Kate Adams

City of North Bay
News Release

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The City of North Bay has issued a cold weather alert for the City of North Bay.

It will be in effect until Thursday, when daytime temperatures are predicted to warm up.

Community groups have come together to create a warming station at St John’s Church located at 301 Main East.

For individuals with no shelter, this location will provide a sleeping area with food. 

If there is any individual requiring shelter, they will be accommodated.

The centre is a place for those who don't have shelter or don't have adequate heat in their home to go and be safe and warm.

Cots and linens will be available for those who need somewhere warm to sleep.

The warming centre opens at 7pm.

The Wednesday daytime high is expected to be -22 C.

Government of Canada Weather  

The forecast calls for temperatures to fall to -30 with a wind chill of -35 this evening.

For Wednesday, the forecast calls for temperatures of -28 with a wind chill of -35 by nightfall.

The most common health problems associated with exposure to cold weather are hypothermia and frostbite.

Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it is produced.

Warning signs of hypothermia in adults include:

  •  Shivering
  •  Exhaustion
  •  Confusion
  •  Memory loss
  •  Slurred speech
  •  Drowsiness

In infants, bright red cold skin, and very low energy are the signs of hypothermia.

Warning signs of frostbite include:

  • White or grayish-yellow areas on the skin.
  • Numbness and skin that feels unusually firm or waxy.

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