Everyone is at risk for developing a heat related illness
Young and healthy individuals can be affected by extreme heat if they engage in moderate to strenuous physical activities.
Extreme heat in several U.S. cities, and most recently in Europe, has been linked with thousands of deaths, mostly among vulnerable people. However, everyone is at risk for developing a heat related illness. Illnesses and deaths are preventable if actions are taken to stay cool and hydrated. If extreme heat is forecast, visit older family members, neighbours and friends, especially the chronically ill, to make sure they are cool and hydrated.
In New Brunswick, a notice of extreme heat may be issued based on values of the Humidex provided by Environment Canada.