Saturday, 7 July 2012
Extreme Heat Warnings For Central Canada
“Typically, 911 is called for those who haven’t paid attention to what their body is telling them.” It was 33 C with the humidex Thursday afternoon in the nation’s capital, and around the city people were enjoying the afternoon sun.
Down the canal, the beach at Mooney’s Bay was busy with sun-bathers, volleyball players and swimmers.
One volleyball player offered some advice: “Wear socks if you’re on the sand for a long period of time so you don’t burn your feet up. We learned that one the hard way,” said Brandon, who was bashing around a volleyball with a few friends.
Toronto faced the second day of an extreme heat alert on Friday with temperatures hitting 39 C with the humidex.
A power outage affecting some 6,500 people downtown Thursday evening only made matters worse.