Stage 2 Heat Warning for City of Hamilton

By Ryan McGreal
Published June 20, 2012

this blog entry has been updated

Hamilton's public health department raised the city's heat status to a Heat Warning (stage 2), meaning two or more days with a Humidex of 40 or higher.

As part of the city's response, all "Cool Places" will be operating, including the Career Development Centre at 181 Main Street West, the Employment Resource Centre at 2250 Barton Street East, and the Employment Resource Centre at 1550 Upper James Street.

In addition, the Salvation Army will be distributing bottled water at Gore Park between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM today.

For help finding a cool place, the Open Hamilton volunteer group has created a web application, called Dowsing, which maps the city's pools and splash pads:

You can follow the City's heat response at www.hamilton.ca/heat.

Update: the embedded Dowsing app was replaced with the 2012 edition.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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