Heat Alert Issued Until Friday Midnight

  • 27 Jul 2021 7:06 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Heat Alert Issued Until Friday Midnight
Hungary’s chief medical officer has issued a heat alert for the whole country, expected to be in force until Friday midnight.

Temperatures higher than average may even put healthy individuals under stress and trigger health problems, Cecilia Muller said in a statement.

All social institutions are obliged to accommodate the homeless and anyone else suffering because of the heat, an official of the Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI) told a press briefing on Wednesday.

Members of the public are also asked to help by notifying the authorities if they spot a homeless person in distress on the street.

According to the recommendation, people should stay indoors from 11 am to 3 pm, should avoid strenuous activity and direct sunlight; wear loose, lightweight clothing; drink plenty of fluids, watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke and never leave people or pets in a closed vehicle.

The alert has been issued based on data available from national weather service OMSZ and the recommendations of the National Public Health Centre (NNK).
 

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