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Stay Safe in the Heatwave

12th August 2022 @ 6:06am – by Cheshire East
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Council urges residents to stay safe in the heatwave

Cheshire East Council is urging people to take 'sensible precautions' after the Met Office issued an amber 'extreme heat' warning for the region

The alert for parts of England – including Cheshire and Manchester – on Thursday until Sunday, means a potential risk to life is likely as temperatures could hit 35C (95F).

People are being urged to avoid the sun in the middle of the day, drink plenty of water and keep an eye out for vulnerable family and friends.

Dr Matt Tyrer, Cheshire East's director of public health, said: "Most of us welcome warmer weather and a bit of summer sun – but the weather forecast for Thursday through to Sunday will befarhotter than normal, for a longer period than the heatwave we experienced in July. This poses real risks to people's health and lives – and not just the more vulnerable.

"The main risks people face from a heatwave are not drinking enough water, leading to dehydration. Overheating – which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing – and heat exhaustion or heatstroke, which can be very serious conditions.

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