Oppressive heat: Opening hours of pools and wading pools in Longueuil extended and review of safety measures

Given the oppressive heat and humidity forecast over the next few days, Ville de Longueuil will be extending the opening hours of its pools and wading pools from Friday, June 29 to July 4 (inclusively).

To give the general public an opportunity to get relief from the heat, Raymond-Lévesque, Georges-Dor and Greenfield Park Libraries will remain open on an exceptional basis this July 1. Georges-Dor Library will also remain open on July 2. Other libraries will be open to the public according to the usual schedule.

Review of safety measures Ville de Longueuil would like to remind the general public, especially senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions, of the following safety measures to reduce the risk heat-related illnesses:

  1. When you go outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed, well-ventilated hat or use a parasol to protect yourself from the sun.
  2. Apply sunscreen to limit your exposure to ultraviolet rays.
  3. Limit physical activity, especially in the midday hours when temperatures are highest.
  4. Drink plenty of water.
  5. Close your blinds and curtains to keep your home cool.
  6. Open all your windows at night if it is cooler outdoors than indoors.
  7. Use air conditioning to cool your home.
  8. If you have to work outdoors during the heat wave, drink at least one glass of water every 20 minutes, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  9. Work at a pace that is appropriate for your heat tolerance. Take breaks in the shade or in a cool place.

For more tips for dealing with oppressive heat and for more locations and opening hours of outdoor pools, wading pools, water games and libraries, go to https://www.longueuil.quebec/en/oppressive-heat.

If you have any questions, dial 311 to contact the Centre de services aux citoyens.