Extremely high fire threat today, according to the weather

Extremely high fire threat today, according to the weather

Today, January 2, 2023, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a weather warning.

Conditions of extreme fire hazard are anticipated in the following areas:

ZF Mgcawu district Namakwa district Kareeberg local municipalities in Northern Cape Cederberg Drakenstein in Western Cape
Little Karoo, Nama Khoi, and Drakenstein will also experience extremely uncomfortable circumstances due to the hot and humid weather.

Arrive Alive provides the following safety recommendations for hot and humid weather:

Consume a lot of water

Do not exhaust yourself outside when it is too hot.

Avoid noon sun exposure

In hot weather, heavy alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration.

Sunburn contributes to an increase in body temperature, so use sunscreen.

Concentrate on the most helpless among us. In the summer, children can perish within minutes if left inside a parked automobile.

Even if the windows are rolled down and the air conditioning is on, never leave youngsters alone in a parked vehicle.

Keep your doors closed and your keys out of children’s reach.

Maintain an ample supply of water to prevent dehydration.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

The symptoms of heat exhaustion are perspiration, disorientation, nausea, and a rapid heartbeat.

Consider that heat exhaustion might cause drivers to become lethargic and easily exhausted.

 

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