How to stay cool during a heatwave
It's hot, really hot...and it's only getting hotter! 🥵
A heatwave is characterized by intense heat lasting three or more days without dropping at night (or only a little).
Heat causes fatigue and potentially fatal issues like dehydration or heat stroke.
So what can you do to protect yourself during a heatwave?
What to do during a heatwave...
- Avoid physical activity and try not to be outside during the hottest hours of the day
- Drink water frequently
- Keep your home cool by closing the shutters and windows
- Above all, check in on your loved ones: particularly the elderly, the differently abled or those in fragile health
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And if, despite all these efforts, you feel heatstroke coming on?
In case of heatstroke...
- Call 112 (EU) / 911 (US) for a medical opinion 🚑
There are many warning signs of heat stroke. One most commonly experiences: cramps, unusual fatigue, headache, nausea or fainting, and even incoherent speech and fever in the worst cases.