North Yorkshire Gets Hotter
6:52am 18th July 2013
North Yorkshire can cope with the heatwave. Preparations are being made for a higher 'Level Three' alert which hit the South East yesterday with carers asked to check on elderly people.
North Yorkshire Public Health Consultant Katie Needham has this advice to minimise the risks:
- keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm;
- if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat;
- avoid physical exertion;
- wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes;
- drink plenty of cold drinks;
- if you have a health problem, keep medicines below 25°C or in the refrigerator;
- look out for others, especially the elderly, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses; and
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially young children or animals.
North Yorkshire County Council says health and adult social care staff, as well as those with responsibility for children, are checking on vulnerable patients and taking steps to keep people safe during these conditions.
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