Updated: Heat Alert Issued until Friday Night

  • 7 Jul 2021 8:10 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Updated: Heat Alert Issued until Friday Night
A “Red Code” heat alert is in effect in Hungary until Friday midnight, as maximum temperatures are expected to exceed 27°C, the national health and disaster management authorities have said.

“Red code” requires special measures for looking after the homeless and others suffering from the heat.

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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