Winnipeg invites local residents to hide in civic facilities from the heat

Most of southern Manitoba faces an unbearable heat this week. The mark of thermometers exceeds 30 degrees.Winnipeg opened the doors of public places for residents of the city to beat the heat together.

As it became known, Friday and Saturday will be the peak of the heat. Such indicators were seen in the 30s of the last century for the last time.

A lot of Winnipeg civic facilities will be open as cooling zones for people during operating hours. They can come to leisure centres, libraries, pools and spray pads. All list of places and hours of work can be found by calling 311 or in one of the provided facilities.

Also, city authorities warn people about other possible risks due to hot weather. Many people try to cool themselves by using fans and air conditioners. However, in conditions of too high temperature and too active use of them, this can lead to problems with electricity.

People are also warned not to leave children or animals in the car during the day for a long time. The consequences can be very deplorable.

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