Tuesday, August 23, 2016

14 departments in amber alert for a short episode of heatwave – The Obs

Paris (France) (AFP) – Fourteen departments were placed on orange alert for the heat wave, temperatures above 30 degrees have already been registered “on virtually all countries,” Meteo France which plans to hot weather “at least until Friday.”

the orange alert concerned departments of the Ile-de-France and the Aisne, Ardennes, Aube, Marne, north and Yonne.

in these regions, 32 ° C were recorded Tuesday afternoon in Auxerre, Paris 31 ° C to 30 ° C in Troyes and Dunkirk and 28 ° C to Charleville . Mezieres

it is in the west and southwest it is hottest: 34 ° C in Rennes, 35 ° C in Nantes, Bordeaux and Cognac and 36 ° C Mont-de-Marsan.

“the heat wave that is taking place on Tuesday in the afternoon will be extended until at least Friday,” provides Météo-France.

the minimum temperatures are expected to be “between 18 and 20 degrees” and maximum “between 35-38 degrees.”

“This heat wave will be particularly noticeable in urban areas with minimum temperatures above 20 degrees, “say forecasters

in a statement, the Directorate General of health has alerted on.” the risks associated with high temperatures and reminds precautions “: drink regularly water even before you feel thirsty, avoid including physical efforts.

the DGS recommends “people who come back from holiday to be especially vigilant in transport, including providing to pack for while traveling by car or train sufficient amounts of water. “

prevention and management are already implemented, including the mobilization of institutions for the elderly and disabled, as well as associations and local public services to allow assistance to isolated and / or at risk, says the DGS.

She said that the call center information “Heatwave”, accessible 0800 June 66 to 66 is on the whole territory from Wednesday, August 24 at 9 am (free call from a landline in France from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) to answer questions and inform about the health recommendations to follow in times of hot weather.


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