Updated: Mar 20, 2020
With Summer Just Around the Corner, the APSDMA(Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority) has issued a Heat Wave warning to 13 Districts, which Includes Visakhapatnam.
The State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) Incharge, Ch Santhi Swarup, informed that Vizag would experience temperatures rising up to 36 degrees Celsius in the coming weeks. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predictions, normal to slightly above normal heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in Visakhapatnam during the next three months.
Sharing the measures, that are being taken to minimize the fatalities due to the heatwave, the SEOC Incharge said that the district authorities were asked to conduct awareness programs. The officials have also been directed to distribute Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) packets at medical clinics and hospitals. Furthermore, Mr. Swarup added that necessary action will be taken based on the daily status reports, updated by the respective Mandal level Village Revenue Officers (VRO). The status report includes the details of the temperatures recorded and the activities carried out in the villages to mitigate the heatwave conditions.
Some of Do and Dont's are listed Below in Case of a Heatwave:
This was Given By National Disaster Control Authority.
Heat Wave conditions can result in physiological strain, which could even result in death.
To minimize the impact during the heatwave and to prevent serious ailment or death because of heatstroke, you can take the following measures:
Avoid going out in the sun, especially between 12.00 noon and 3.00 p.m.
Drink sufficient water and as often as possible, even if not thirsty
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose, and porous cotton clothes.
Use protective goggles, umbrella/hat, shoes or chappals while going out in sun.
Avoid strenuous activities when the outside temperature is high.
Avoid working outside between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
While traveling, carry water with you. Avoid alcohol, tea, coffee, and carbonated soft drinks, which dehydrates the body.
Avoid high-protein food and do not eat stale food.
If you work outside, use a hat or an umbrella and also use a damp cloth on your head, neck, face, and limbs
Do not leave children or pets in parked vehicles
If you feel faint or ill, see a doctor immediately.
Use ORS, homemade drinks like lassi, Torani (rice water), lemon water, buttermilk, etc. which helps to re-hydrate the body.
Keep animals in shade and give them plenty of water to drink.
Keep your home cool, use curtains, shutters or sunshade and open windows at night.
Use fans, damp clothing and take a bath in cold water frequently.
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