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A scan of municipal heat/health watch warning systems and hot weather response plans

2007

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Region Heat In a Heat Alert, the protocol Peel Region will call a Heat Alert or • Limited staff and financial Alain Normand Health Warning • Emergency Measures and is to monitor more closely Extreme Heat Alert. [...] Laura.freeland@regi • Medical Officer of Health on.durham.on.ca has referred the heat alert file to the Region’s Social Services Department as he feels that it is the appropri- ate department to respond to extreme heat City of No official hot • Operations and Emer- • Cooling centres and Daily weather reports are moni- None cited Everett Buntsma Pickering weather response gency Services pools have [...] T. don’t address the housed • Good Shepherd Centre elderly who are the most • Housing Help Centre Out- vulnerable reach • Low level of interest from • Mental Health Rights Coali- community partners tion • Lack of capacity for after- • Mental Health Services for hours service Adults with Developmental • Need for coherent mes- Handicaps saging between heat, • Mission Services of Hamilton smog and We [...] John Ambulance • Seniors Network • Women's Community House • Youth Action Centre The City of Heat Health • Organisation de sécurité Montreal’s intervention plan • An Alert Level is signaled • When there is a boundary Éliane Raymond Montreal Warning civile de l’agglomération de includes the following: when the weather forecast pre- situation and conditions Ville de Montréal, System Montréal • Openi

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health environment climate change climate air pollution environmental health global warming heat humidity medicine environmental pollution weather homelessness prevention health treatment greater toronto area diseases and conditions shelter weather forecast peel region smog regional municipality of peel heat waves (meteorology) air quality heat wave medical climatology national weather service heat wave apparent temperature peel region heat index

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