Weather France raised its heatwave alert level by placing 37 departments orange alert, which the Puy-de-Dôme and Allier with daily temperatures up 34-37degrés and does not descend below 18-20 degrees during the night.
- By Cyrille Genet
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The Prefect of Puy-de-Dôme, has activated the level 3 “alert” heat wave plan of the county as of Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 17h. It is triggered when exceeding the alert thresholds: 19 ° C at night and 34 ° C during the day, for a minimum of three consecutive days. This alert is the meteorological vigilance map orange level. A public information hotline is activated: heatwave info service: June 66 0800 66
This period of heat wave will continue until at least during Saturday night 27 Sunday August 28th. From Thursday to Saturday afternoon, the expected temperatures on both Auvergne departments placed in orange alert will reach 35-37 dg. In late night and early morning, they will not fall below 18-20 dg. In detail, the site of Météo France announces 38 degrees Thursday and Saturday at Montlucon, 39 Friday. 37 degrees is expected in Riom Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Riom Thursday and Friday in Clermont-Ferrand.
In these circumstances it is reminded that each of us is threatened, even in healthy subjects .
- the danger is greatest for the elderly, people with chronic illness or mental ill health, those who regularly take medications, and single persons.
- for athletes and people who work outdoors, attention to dehydration and heatstroke.
- Make sure also on children.
- symptoms of heat stroke are: a fever over 40 ° C, warm skin, red and dry, headaches, nausea, drowsiness, thirst, confusion, convulsions and loss of consciousness
- vigilant tips are:
- If you feel unwell or behavioral disorders, call a doctor
- If you have. need help call the town hall.
- If you are elderly, chronically ill or isolated in your surroundings, take their new or visit them twice a day. Accompany them in a cool place.
- During the day, close blinds, curtains and windows. Ventilate the night.
- Use fans and / or air conditioning if available. Otherwise try to go to a cool or air-conditioned place (supermarkets, cinemas …) two to three hours a day.
- Wet your body several times a day using a fogger, d a washcloth or taking showers or baths
- Adults and children. drink plenty of water, elderly: drink 1.5L of water a day and eat normally
- Do not go out during the hottest hours (11h-21h).
- If you must go out wear a hat and light clothing.
- Limit your physical activity.
- To learn more, visit http://www.sante.gouv.fr/ site.