Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

The heat wave has now resulted in 33 deaths across Quebec

19 People Have Now Died Because Of The Montreal Heat Wave featured image News 19 People Have Now Died Because Of The Montreal Heat Wave Stay safe out there! @Eudaemon
| 09 July, 2018, 05:31

Kaiser said the social aspect - living alone and not having another place to go to cool down - typically plays a major role in heat-related deaths in the city.

Environment Canada issued a smog warning as "high concentrations of pollutants are expected to persist through the night".

Five more people have died as a result of extreme heat and humidity in Montreal after a week of record-breaking temperatures, bringing the city total up to 33, public health officials said Saturday.

Urgences-Santé says that ambulance drivers and paramedics in the greater Montreal region have been spread too thin and are urging people with heat-related symptoms to call 811 and to only call 911 in life-threatening situations. The temperature of the air in their homes reached 38 degrees.


The rest of the deaths occurred in other parts of the French-speaking province. Signs of heat illness could include cramps and rashes, and among the people with the highest risk of suffering are generally older adults, young children, the homeless and people with chronic illnesses.

Large parts of Ontario have experienced similarly sweltering conditions this week, though unlike Quebec no deaths have been reported there.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted on Wednesday: "My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who died in Quebec during this heat wave, ". "Obviously when we get there and the person may have passed, they're very rarely already with family".

Meteorological service of Canada reported that the temperature in Montreal and the surrounding area by the evening of July 6 will drop to +13 °C.

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