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Heat record broken in Prince George Thursday

It was definitely hot yesterday. Hot enough to just break a heat record in Prince George.

According to Environment Canada, the old mercury climbed to 32.5 degrees Celsius, edging out the previous hot record for July 28 of 32.4 degrees Celsius, set in 1998.

And it’s going to remain hot with daytime highs expected to hit 30 degrees Celsius today and tomorrow. A heat warning remains in effect for the area.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

To get more information:
– Check the local news for health and safety updates.
– Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/heat-related-illness.
– Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.

Environment Canada and local Medical Health Officers expect an increase in health and safety risks from heat and are advising the public to take precautions.

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