Alert: High Temperatures

The regional department of health has advised that we are in an level 1  yellow alert situation for high temperatures for today and tomorrow, July 9th and 10th.

Recommendations:

  • Protect yourself and your family from the sun and the heat
  • Stay in places with protection from the sun for as much of the day as possible. In the house keep blinds down if possible to keep the interior fresh
  • Open windows at night to keep fresh air circulating
  • Use ventilators or air conditioning if available
  • Be aware of the possibility of extreme temperature changes entering or leaving some premises
  • Avoid direct sunlight outdoors. Use a parasol or cap, light loose clothing
  • On the beach or by the pool stay under a parasol
  • Drink a lot of water and if you are out and about make sure you have water with you
  • Never leave children, older people or pets in a closed vehicle
  • Avoid long stints of outdoor physical exercise during hottest time of the day. Reduce any physical activities during these hours
  • Eat light regular meals, and take water-based drinks with mineral salts, eat fruit and vegtables to help replace salts lost through perspiration
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks, very hot foods and calorie-heavy foods
  • Help others, visit those who are older or sick who live alone
  • If you are taking medication consult your doctor if you think they may affect your body-temperature regulation
  • If you need help or information call 012