Orange heatwave alert – health management systems in Cantal

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Météo France places Cantal in a heatwave orange wake from 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The heatwave episode will run until Saturday, June 18.

Météo France places Cantal in a heatwave orange wake from 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The heatwave episode will run until Saturday, June 18.

It is necessary to be especially vigilant and adopt the right reflexes to protect yourself from the heat, pay special attention to vulnerable people.

In line with the health system to manage the heatwaves, the governor of Cantal informed the mayors as well as the emergency and rescue services so that measures can be taken to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable people facing this heatwave. , especially isolated elderly people or people on the street.

Health advice has also been disseminated to companies, professional bodies, trade unions and consular chambers.

In addition, the organizers of outdoor sports and cultural events are requested to take appropriate measures together with the mayors.

Finally, it is reminded that the reception structure provided by ANEF is open 24 hours a day during this period.

At the national level, the “Heat wave information service” toll-free number is activated from today: 0 800 06 66 66. This is a toll-free number for you and those around you to get protection advice.

If you don’t feel well, dial 15.

Here are the main recommendations to follow to protect yourself from high heat:

• Drink water regularly without waiting for thirst;

• Cool and wet your body (at least your face and forearms) several times a day;

• Avoid going outside during the hottest hours (11:00 – 21:00 in case of a heat wave);

• Opt for effortless activities during the hottest hours;

• Keep your home cool (close windows and shutters during the day, open them in the evening and at night if the weather is cool);

• If your accommodation cannot stay cool, spend a few hours a day in a cool place (cinema, municipal library, supermarket, museum, cool room, etc.);

• Drinking alcohol;

• Eat enough light meals (fruits and vegetables) with plenty of water;

• Wear light, loose, bright clothing and a hat outdoors;

• Meet regularly with loved ones, especially the most vulnerable.

If you have cramps, headaches, nausea or unusual tiredness, go to a cool place, drink water, stop all physical activity, drench yourself with water, and ventilate yourself if symptoms occur after exposure to direct sunlight. In any case, consult a doctor if symptoms worsen or last more than an hour.

In an emergency, call 15 immediately.

The following are required for outdoor workers:

• Stay alert and watch each other to react quickly in case of exhaustion or dehydration;

• Protect their skin and head from the sun;

• Report an illness or heat stroke;

• Have potable water available near workstations;

• Adapt working hours as much as possible

Inform yourself about the development of the situation on official sites and accounts:

- www.cantal.gouv.fr

- https://vigilance.meteofrance.fr/fr/cantal

More information:

- www.santepubliquefrance.fr/

- www.gouvernement.fr/actualite/les-precautions-a-prendre-pour-se-proteger-des-fortes-chaleurs-au-travail

- https://www.gouvernement.fr/actualite/les-gestes-simples-a-adoption-en-cas-de-fortes-chaleurs