Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Heat wave death toll rises in Quebec

Heat wave death toll rises in Quebec

Dave Phillips tells CP24 that cooler temperatures should arrive in Toronto for the end of the week, bringing an end to what by that point will have been eight straight days of temperatures of 30 C or more.

Environment Canada's heat warning for the Greater Montreal Area predicts humidex values will reach near 40 C on Wednesday, and as high as 43 C on Thursday. The temperature in the city reached 40 C on Wednesday when factoring in the humidity, and the heat is expected to last until Friday.

Montreal firefighters and police have been rolling out its emergency response efforts looking for people who may be at risk of health complications during this extreme heat wave.

As of Tuesday, according to CNN, an estimated 80 million people in the us remained under heat advisories and warnings.

Cheng said that overnight temperatures will also be above seasonal.

Dr. Mylene Drouin, head of public health for the Montreal region, said the number of fatalities has risen since authorities first announced six deaths on Tuesday, but that the spike is not unexpected.

Urgences-Santé says it has been inundated by the volume of calls since a heat wave enveloping Eastern and Central Canada settled in for an extended stay over the weekend. Toronto is also providing transit tokens for people experiencing homelessness to get to cool places. You haven't felt anything yet, according to Environment Canada.

"This will be the most significant heat event in the past few years", according to Environment Canada. The Atlantic region's heat wave is expected to break midweek, and Southern Ontario's should only last until Friday. "And also keep in mind to make sure you don't leave any people or pets in your auto, as temperatures will rise dramatically within minutes".

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