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heat wave red vigilance warning

Updated on 16.06.2022

heat wave red vigilance warning

The Gers department has been placed on heatwave red alert for a phenomenon that began in the afternoon on Friday, June 17.

As part of the very high temperature episode that Gers will experience through the weekend, the department has been put on “red – heatwave” alert.

Government services, local authorities, health and emergency services, and approved civil safety associations are mobilized to implement the prevention measures provided by the departmental ORSEC plan, in particular:

  • continuity of care and capacity to be covered by the health system;
  • mobilizing organizations that host the elderly and disabled to prevent heat-related health risks;
  • assistance to isolated and/or at-risk persons by community services and associations – isolated and/or vulnerable persons are invited to report to town hall to register with a defined register in order to ensure their physical health. regularly;
  • communication of prevention and protection advice.

At this stage, the governor’s office has not taken any general measures to prohibit sports activities or the closure of facilities: State services are closely monitoring the development of the situation. Various daily updates are held with all the actors involved.


  • For school and extracurricular

Parents are urged to keep their children at home and not send them to school or college tomorrow: Admission is guaranteed, except in certain local circumstances that would lead the state, together with the mayor, to decide to close a particular institution. The same applies to the collective admission of minors (entertainment reception, holiday stays and discovery reception).

  • For physical and sports activities

It is strongly recommended to cancel or postpone any sporting events or events, especially outdoor events, scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, 17 June.

  • For isolated or homeless people

The day center “L’Escale” rue Pagodéoutes in Auch is exceptionally open from 8 am to 6 pm on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June 2022.

A hygiene point is open by the Red Cross from 12:00 to 18:00. Contact 05 62 63 57 90

The employer, under its obligation to protect its employees, should proceed to the red vigilance phase with a daily reassessment of the risks posed to each employee on duty:

– temperature and its development during the day;

– the nature of the work, especially outdoors or in thermal environments that already present high temperatures or involve a physical load;

– age and health status of workers.

In case of applying for a partial activity plan, compensation may be claimed by any company that had to stop working under the “partial activity” plan (Labor Law Article R.5122-1).

behavioral advice

Simple advice that should apply to everyone, including the healthy, because it concerns everyone. It’s important to adapt your behavior to protect yourself and maintain your ability to take care of the most vulnerable people around you, especially on the hottest days.

  • Drink water regularly without waiting for thirst
  • Cool down and wet your body (at least your face and forearms) several times a day.
  • Eat enough and don’t drink alcohol
  • Avoid going out during the hottest hours and spend a few hours a day in a cool place (cinema, library-media library, museum, store, etc.).
  • Avoid physical exertion
  • Keep your home cool (close windows and shutters during the day, ventilate at night)
  • If you are going to use public transport, do not forget to take water and atomizers with you and give the children something to drink.
  • Don’t forget to give regular updates to your loved ones
  • Wear loose, light and light-colored clothing and protect yourself from the sun (glasses, hat, sunscreen) if you are going out.
  • Beware of thermal shock when swimming, where the temperature difference between water and air is significant.
  • Heatstroke: If discomfort or behavioral problems, seek medical advice or

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