One Agassiz resident successfully fried an egg after an hour of direct sunlight beating on a cast iron skillet during the last heat wave. (Facebook/Jo Gee)

One Agassiz resident successfully fried an egg after an hour of direct sunlight beating on a cast iron skillet during the last heat wave. (Facebook/Jo Gee)

District of Kent opens cooling centre amid oncoming heat wave

Temperatures are set to rise this weekend

A heat wave is on the horizon, and the District of Kent is getting ready.

The district is temporarily opening Agassiz Agricultural Hall as a cooling centre for residents to find relief from the oncoming heat.

The cooling centre will be open Friday and Saturday (July 30 and 31) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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“This heat event may increase the potential for heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke and worsening pre-existing health conditions that can lead to hospitalization or death,” reads a statement from Mayor Sylvia Pranger.

The district reminds the public to drink plenty of water, stay in a cool place and check on older family, friends and neighbours.

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“Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle,” Pranger advised. “Watch for symptoms of heat illness – nausea/vomiting, rapid breathing and heartbeat and extreme thirst.”

For more tips on how to stay cool, visit fraserhealth.ca/sunsafety.


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