The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit provides public health services to the residents and businesses of Windsor and Essex County, Ontario.
Extremely hot weather and humidity can be dangerous for outdoor workers, those exercising or playing sports outside, children, seniors, and people with health issues. Extreme heat events are lasting longer and happening more frequently.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit used Environment Canada weather forecast information to improve the resiliency among residents of the Windsor-Essex region to extreme heat. The Stay Cool Windsor-Essex website is used to issue alerts, share health tips and provide a list of places to cool-off for when the humidex is predicted to be above 40 degrees Celsius.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit used social media as an extension to their Stay Cool website to help provide residents of Windsor-Essex County with important information including heat alerts and tips to stay cool.