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Thursday, 20 June 2024 12.27 PM IST

Heat wave warning in more districts, orange alert withdrawn in Palakkad, youth suspected to have died of sunstroke

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PALAKKAD: Orange alert issued in Palakkad has been withdrawn following heat wave. The central meteorological department has issued a yellow alert as heat wave is likely to continue in some areas of Thrissur and Kozhikode today and tomorrow. The heat wave warning is based on the extreme heat recorded for consecutive days and the temperature will rise up to 40 degree Celsius in Palakkad, 39 degree Celsius in Thrissur and 38 degree Celsius in Kozhikode in the next few days.


The state disaster management authority said that the heat wave is a situation that requires extreme caution and the public and non-governmental organizations should exercise due caution. The risk of sunstroke and sunburn is high at present, and sunstroke can even lead to death, said the warning.


Youth collapses and dies
A youth collapsed and died in Palakkad. He has been identified as R Sabarish (27), son of P Ramani of Sabari Niwas and Ambujam. Sabarish, who developed uneasiness while standing with his friends, was admitted to the Taluk Hospital, but his life could not be saved. Doctors said that the cause of death would be clear only after the post-mortem.


Heat wave, things to be careful

  • Avoid going out during the day as much as possible.
  • Stop all outdoor work, sports and other activities that expose the body to direct sunlight.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Go out only for essentials. Always use umbrella and footwear when going out.
  • Those who engage in strenuous physical activity should take breaks and rest.
  • Avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks, tea and coffee during the day as they cause dehydration.
  • Due to continuous use of electrical devices, they should be turned off after use in offices and homes as there is a risk of fire due to heating and melting of wires. Keep fans, lights and ACs in offices and unused rooms switched off at night.
  • Ensure air circulation at home, office and workplace.
  • Employed workers, media workers, outside workers and police officers should use umbrellas from 11 am to 3 pm.
  • Schools taking children on field trips should ensure that children are not exposed to direct heat between 11 am and 3 pm.
  • Special provision should be made for bedridden patients, elderly, pregnant women, children, differently abled and those suffering from disabilities due to other diseases.
  • All public events should be postponed to evenings.
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TAGS: HEAT WAVE, WARNING, MORE DISTRICTS, ORANGE ALERT, WITHDRAWN, PALAKKAD, YOUTH, SUSPECTED, DIED, SUNSTROKE
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