Crossing the border with France, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced this Thursday that 12 departments are on alert for the heatwave. an extraordinary and early episode of heatwave. According to Matignon, these are Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, Gironde, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne and Vendée.
On Twitter, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne urged caution in the event of a heatwave, recalling the advice: “stay hydrated, stay cool, give and hear from your loved ones”. Only 23 departments were on orange alert on Wednesday and June temperature records will be broken in the coming days.
Toll free number activated
At the same time, the government is activating the “Heat wave information service” toll-free number, which can be accessed on 0800 06 66 66. This number is toll-free from the landline between 9:00 and 19:00 and provides advice on protection against heat waves.
May have governors of divisions placed on red vigilance prohibiting or limiting the scale of certain events such as sporting events or festivals. Organizations hosting crèches, recreation centers and holiday accommodations can also be instructed to cancel excursions, sporting and festive events. Some establishments may even have to shut down if the temperature in their facility is too high.
Heatwave peak expected on Friday and Saturday
Heat wave expected “Friday and especially Saturday (June/July heat wave) with a situation that will exceed the intensity of 2019, with temperatures unprecedented for a month of June”Météo-France’s forecaster, Olivier Proust, told AFP. Even absolute records could be broken. Heatwave red alert, highest level “national heatwave plan”, corresponds to both an exceptional meteorological event and a health warning. “maximum mobilization”.