Dealing with the heat

Joanne Boekestyn

Joanne Boekestyn, administrative assistant, and her Psychology co-workers recently bought a new fan to handle the heat.

As temperatures soar this week, Facilities Management recommends Brock staff refrain from opening windows or operating unnecessary heat-producing equipment.

In an email to the Brock community July 6, Facilities Management advised that temperatures are nearing the mid 30s, with a humidex in the high 30s to low 40s. The heat wave will continue for the next several days, with humidity levels expected to exceed 70 per cent.

The remainder of the message is as follows:

“Higher than normal indoor temperatures on campus will be expected as the capacity of the central chilling plant will be exceeded. Please refrain from opening windows, propping open doors, operating any heat producing equipment which is not necessary, as well please shut off any lighting that is not required. Offices with windows should close blinds when possible to keep out radiant heat.

If your area is experiencing any extreme or ongoing cooling issues please notify Facilities Management at x3717 or email or David McArthur, manager of mechanical services, at x3278 or email so the situation may be investigated.

We thank you for your patience.

Please notify your staff and co-workers.”

The Weather Network forecast for St. Catharines is predicting 65 per cent humidity tonight and tomorrow. Temperatures will reach 30 C by tomorrow afternoon, but feel like 39 C, with a chance of thunder showers.

To view the weather forecast at any time, click the weather button in the top right-hand corner of The Brock News.

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