• On August 2nd at 9:40am, the Chengdu Meteorological Observatory issued an orange high temperature warning signal.

 

  • Untill tonight, Chengdu is expected to be over 35℃ in:

Eastern New Area, Jinjiang District, Qingyang District, Wuhou District, Chenghua District, Jinniu District, Qingbaijiang, High Tech Zone South and the High Tech Zone West.

 

  • The maximum temperature will rise above 36℃ between 13:00 to 18:00.

 

TIPS to be safe DURING extreme heat

– Never leave people or pets in a closed car on a warm day.

– Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

– Use your oven less to help reduce the temperature in your home.

– If you’re outside, stay in the shade, and wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.

– Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

– Avoid high-energy activities or work outdoors, during midday heat, if possible.

– Check on family members, seniors and neighbors.

– Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

– Consider pet safety. If they are outside, make sure they have plenty of cool water and access to comfortable shade. Asphalt and dark pavement can be very hot to your pet’s feet.

– If using a mask, use one that is made of breathable fabric, such as cotton, instead of polyester. Don’t wear a mask if you feel yourself overheating or have trouble breathing.

 

TIPS to be safe DURING extreme heat

Know the signs of heat-related illnesses and ways to respond. If you are sick and need medical attention, contact your healthcare provider for advice and shelter in place if you can. If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 120.

 

Signs of a heat stroke: 

– Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees F) taken orally

– Red, hot and dry skin with no sweat

– Rapid, strong pulse

– Dizziness, confusion or unconsciousness

 

If you suspect heat stroke, call 120 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives. Do not give the person anything to drink.

 

Signs of heat cramps: 

Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legs

 

Signs of heat exhaustion: 

Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, fast or weak pulse, dizziness, headache, fainting, nausea, vomiting.

 

If you have signs of heat cramps or heat exhaustion, go to a cooler location and cool down by removing excess clothing and taking sips of sports drinks or water. Call your healthcare provider if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.

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