Sunday July 28th, 7pm start. Grand Bend Rotary Stage
How about that storm last night?! Lots of posts on social media today about the damage and experiences. A shoutout to the Baillies who were cleaning up a muddy mess at their store as a result of the flood on River Road. Hopefully a record turnout tonight (again) for the Sunset Sounds concert on the beach (Dayna Manning ❤️ and Valdy) to offset some of the bad news. Out for our walk today we found Dino dragging out the top third of his oak trees that came crashing down at the foot of his driveway on Huron Wood Drive. He let me take his picture 😊. Hoping all of you made it through safely. Would love to hear your stories if you would like to add to this post.
Lambton Shores has received $1,075,651 in “Connecting Link” funding through the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to undertake road surface and lane alignment improvements on Ontario Street from the main intersection at Main Street to north of Tim Hortons. This work will help to improve traffic flow north of the intersection and will include multi-use walkways for both pedestrians and bicycles to use. The municipality will also undertake improvement of the underground utility services at the same time. This work will begin in 2019 and be scheduled to avoid the busy summer period.
Lambton Shores had also applied for funding to replace and widen the bridge just south of Main Street. The Municipality has been advised that the province did not advance the project for federal review and approval through the joint infrastructure program called Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
Until such time as a funding source can be identified, there are no plans to advance replacement and widening of the bridge deck. The bridge project has an estimated cost of $6 mil. Additional work to improve traffic and pedestrian flow south of the bridge has also not yet been funded and the Municipality will continue to seek provincial funding.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores Emergency Management Team would like to remind you during a heat wave, everyone is at risk. Extreme heat can lead to adverse health effects such as heat stroke. When you are building your family emergency plan review and discuss these safety tips with your entire household to make sure everyone understands what to do.
If you are indoors:
- Stay indoors as much as possible to limit exposure to the sun.
- Take frequent cool showers or baths.
- Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.
- Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. Avoid using salt unless directed to do so by a physician.
- Check on family, friends, and neighbours who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
If you are outdoors:
- Consider spending the hottest part of the day in public buildings that have air conditioning.
- Drink fluids (water is recommended) every 15 to 20 minutes even if you do not feel thirsty. Individuals with health problems should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids.
- Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing that cover as much skin as possible.
- Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
- Wear sunglasses that provide full UVA and UVB protection for your eyes.
- Apply SPF 15 or greater sunscreen 20 minutes before going outdoors. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to ears and nose which are particularly susceptible to sunburn. Protect your lips with an SPF 15 or higher lip balm.
- If you feel dizzy, weak or overheated, go to a cool place. Sit or lie down, drink water and wash your face with cool water. If you don’t feel better soon, seek medical help immediately.
- Review and discuss the safety tips with your entire household to make sure everyone understands what to do in extreme heat conditions
- Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades or awnings.
- Include extra water, sunscreen and sunglasses (with full UVA and UVB protection) in your emergency survival kit.
Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers and Friends of Pinery to learn about the largest remaining parcel of Oak Savanna in Canada. July 20th at the Pinery Provincial Park
Pinery Provincial Park, Saturday July 20th, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm