04 Jul Measures implemented to help Hudson residents during the current heatwave
The Town of Hudson is implementing the following measures to help residents cool off during the heat wave:
The FREE SWIM hours at the Community Pool will be from NOON to 8 pm on Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th. Admission will be free. The Community Pool is located at 393A Main Road (behind St. Thomas School).
For residents seeking an air-conditioned refuge from the heat, the, the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre (394 Main Road) will be open from 2 pm to 4:30 pm and from 6 pm to 20 pm on Thursday July 4th and from 8 am to 10 pm on Friday July 5th.
The Town strongly encourages high-risk individuals, such as seniors, young children and people with chronic conditions, to take advantage of these measures during the next few days.
An update will be issued if the heat wave continues beyond Friday July 5th.
Note that humidex values will approach or exceed 40 degrees. It is therefore important to follow the following guidelines:
- Spend at least 2 hours a day in a cool or air-conditioned area;
- Drink plenty of water before you feel thirsty;
- Reduce physical effort;
- Take a shower or bath as often as needed or cool off with a damp towel;
- Keep in contact with friends and loves ones, especially elderly friends and relatives who live alone;
- Monitor the general condition of children, have them drink often and never leave a child in a car or poorly ventilated room. The same instructions apply for your pets;
- If you feel unwell, contact a doctor or call Info-Santé at 8-1-1.
- For emergencies, call 9-1-1.
- For children attending the day camp, it is suggested to send an extra bottle of ice water with your child, which they can refill on site during the day. Note that the periods of play and rest will be adapted accordingly during the heatwave.