Heat Alerts issued for Risk to Health on Gran Canaria and other islands : The Canary

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The Canary Islands Authorities’s Ministry of Well being, via the Basic Directorate of Public Well being, have introduced the activation og well being threat warnings between July 19 and 23 in varied municipalities round Gran Canaria, in addition to on the islands of Tenerife, La Palma and Fuerteventura. Temperatures within the shade are anticipated to exceed 32ºC daytime and never decrease than 24ºC at evening, triggering the Preventive Motion Plan for the Results of Extreme Temperatures on Well being.

Pink discover (excessive threat) :

Gran Canaria: from July 19 to 23 in Santa Lucía de Tirajana.

Orange Warning (Medium Threat) :

Gran Canaria: from July 20 to 23 in La Aldea de San Nicolás, Artenara, Mogán, San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Tejeda. From July 20 to 22 in Agüimes, Ingenio, Valsequillo and Vega de San Mateo.

Tenerife: from July 20 to 22 in Arona, Granadilla de Abona and San Miguel de Abona.

Yellow Discover (Low Threat) :

Gran Canaria: July 20 and 21 in Santa Brígida.

Tenerife: on July 20 and 21 in Adeje. On July 21 and 22 in Fasnia, Güímar and Vilaflor. On July 21 in Arico, La Orotava and Santiago del Teide.

La Palma: on July 21 in Breña Alta, Fuencaliente and Tazacorte.

Fuerteventura: on July 21 in Betancuria, Pájara and Tuineje.

The Basic Directorate of Public Well being has issued experiences to the Vice-Ministry of Social Rights of the Authorities of the Canary Islands and the municipalities, via the Canarian Federation of Municipalities (FECAM), detailing the areas affected by the forecast of simultaneous excessive temperatures, and despatched reminders of the measures they have to tackle these days to guard the well being of probably the most fragile members of their communities:

  • Drink loads of water or fluids with out ready to really feel thirsty, until there’s a medical contraindication. Keep away from alcoholic and really sugary drinks.
  • Keep away from exposing your self to the solar through the hours of best warmth depth (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.), so ideally earlier than 11 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
  • Within the hottest hours, place your self within the coolest areas of the homes or residences, or, the place applicable, place air flow or air-con gadgets, or lastly, use contemporary damp cloths or take a bathe.
  • Keep away from sports activities actions, excursions or visits out within the hottest hours. Perform these actions within the early hours of the day, within the late afternoon or at evening;  defend yourselves from the solar and drink loads of drinks that substitute fluids and mineral salts (juices, isotonic drinks, water, and many others.).
  • Eat mild meals that assist replenish the salts misplaced via sweat (salads, fruits, greens, gazpachos or juices).
  • If you need to go outdoors, attempt to be within the shade, put on mild and light-coloured clothes, defending your self from the solar with authorized hats or caps and sun shades. Put on cool, comfy, breathable footwear.
  • Watch out with drugs, particularly those who should be within the fridge for correct storage.
  • At all times preserve the meals chilly chain.
  • Within the occasion of presenting any symptomatology related to warmth corresponding to complications, dizziness, cramps, normal malaise, a sensation of suffocation attributable to warmth, fatigue or exhaustion, you have to contact 1-1-2.

These actions are meant to extend threat prevention capability by making use of measures which can be straightforward and accessible. The plan is aimed on the complete inhabitants, and particularly designed for the inhabitants teams most weak to intense warmth, such because the aged, kids and folks with persistent pathologies.

All hospitals and the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) have employees designated and specifically skilled to take care of and successfully coordinate companies within the occasion of a doable warmth wave, in addition to the communication channels established for enough surveillance.

Temperature thresholds and threat ranges

With the intention to set up a warmth well being threat warning, most and minimal temperatures should be reached concurrently. These are the temperature thresholds, that are set annually by the State Meteorological Company. For the 2 Canary Islands provinces the temperature threshold is 32 levels most and 24 minimal.

The Plan for the Prevention of the Results of Excessive Temperatures on Folks’s Well being establishes 4 completely different ranges of well being threat, relying on the anticipated temperatures and their period over time.



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