Due to lack of Southwest Monsoon and exessive heat, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) Issued Heat Warning for Several District In Kerala Tomorrow. According To Metbeat Weather Private Weather Forecaster Told Isolated Rain Possibilty in North Kerala next 3 days. Today few Locations reported Rain.
According to IMD forecast Maximum temperatures are very likely to be around 36 Deg c in Kollam district, 35 Deg c in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha , Kottayam and Palakkad districts, 34 Deg c in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kannur districts (3 to 4 °C above normal) on 26.08.2023 and 27.08.2023.
Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) Issued Heat Warning. they said Peoples follow Insstructions Provided By Them as Safety Measure.
The state disaster management authority has issued alerts for the general public in the wake of rising temperatures in the state.
* The general public should avoid being exposed to continuous sunlight for long periods of time directly in the body between 11 am and 3 pm.
* Steps should be taken to use water without wasting water and to store as much water as possible when it rains. Always carry drinking water in a small bottle to prevent dehydration.
* Drink as much fresh water as possible. Continue to drink water even if you are not thirsty.
Avoid drinks such as alcohol, coffee, tea and carbonated soft drinks during the day which can cause dehydration.
* Wear loose, light coloured cotton clothes.
* Wear footwear when going out. It is advisable to use an umbrella or hat.
* There is a possibility of a forest fire spreading in the event of an increase in temperature. Those living close to the forest area and tourists should be on special alert. Situations like forest fires should be avoided. The instructions of the forest department should be strictly followed.
* Places such as markets, buildings and dumping yards are more prone to fires increasing and spreading. A fire audit should be carried out and proper safety precautions should be taken. Those living close to these and those who run establishments should be especially careful.
* Clean drinking water should be ensured to the students in educational institutions and ventilation should be ensured in the classrooms. Availability of water should also be ensured in the examination halls once it is the exam season.
* School authorities and parents should take special care of the students. Assemblies and other events that expose children to the sun should be avoided or scheduled. Schools that take children for tourism should ensure that children are not directly exposed to heat between 11 am and 3 pm.
* The respective panchayat authorities and anganwadi workers should take special care to ensure that anganwadi children are not exposed to the heat.
* Sections such as the elderly, pregnant women, children, differently-abled people and those suffering from other diseases should take special care not to be exposed to direct sunlight between 11 am and 3 pm. Special care should be taken in the case of such groups as they are prone to sunstroke easily.
* The respective institutions shall ensure that those delivering food online on two-wheelers are safe during the afternoon hours (11 am to 3 pm). They should be instructed to dress in such a way that they do not get exposed to the heat, as well as, if necessary, allowed to rest for a while during the journey.
*Journalists and police officers should use umbrellas during this time (11 am to 3 pm) and be careful not to be exposed to direct sunlight. Help prevent dehydration by providing drinking water to the police personnel engaged in their work.
* Those who are travelling should continue the journey with the necessary rest. Keep the water in your hand.
*Adjust working hours for construction workers, agricultural labourers, street vendors and those engaged in any other strenuous work. Make sure you get enough rest at work.
* Let the cattle graze in the midday sun and other pets should be tied up in the sun. Ensure water availability for animals and birds.
* Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Encourage the use of ORS solution, sambhar, etc.
* Children or pets should not be allowed to sit in parked vehicles.
* Take immediate rest and seek medical attention if you experience discomfort.
* Listen to and follow the official warnings of the Meteorological Department and the Disaster Management Authority.
Issued at 12.30 PM- 26.08.2023