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Updated on 06/20/2022

Matteo-France has categorized the day as Monday, June 20, 2022. The section is yellow alert

Heat wave warning turned from orange to yellow this Monday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Current situation and evolution :

The heat wave is coming to an end but today the temperature is high.

Fighting to lower temperatures from Monday to Tuesday night. They often stay above 20 degrees Celsius in the plains, not letting the houses get cold.

You can keep abreast of events by consulting the websites of Météo France (, Free Vigilance Service Météo France ( and ARS: www.ars.bourgogne-franche-comte.sante.fr
And Matteo France: www.meteofrance.com

The possible consequences are less important when you are in a heat / yellow state but are relevant in hot weather:

Heat wave / orange

* Each of us faces threats, even health issues.

* The risk is higher for the elderly, people with chronic illness or mental health disorders, who take regular medication and are isolated.

* Athletes and those who work out, beware of dehydration and heat stroke.

* Also take care of the kids.

* Symptoms of heat stroke are: fever over 40, C, hot, red and dry skin, headache, nausea, drowsiness, intense thirst, confusion, convulsions and loss of consciousness.

Behavior Tips:

* In case of discomfort or behavioral problems, call a doctor.

* Call the town hall if you need help.

* If you have elderly, chronically ill or isolated people around you, check in with them or see them twice a day. Take them to a cool place.

* Close shutters, curtains and windows during the day. Ventilated at night.

* Use fan and / or air conditioner if available. Otherwise try to go to a cold or air-conditioned place (supermarket, cinema, etc.) for two to three hours a day.

* Moisten your body several times a day using atomizer, washcloth or shower or bath.

* Adults and children: Drink plenty of water, adults: Drink 1.5 liters of water a day and eat normally.

* Do not go out at the hottest time (11-9 am).

* Wear a hat and light clothing when going out.

* Limit your physical activity.

* To learn more, visit the website https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/

The following guidelines may still apply:

Image of heat flow

As part of this plan, all health services in the region and the department, such as emergency services, are integrated and the prevention measures provided in the National Heat Flow Plan are adapted to the local level. These include:

  • To ensure continuity of care with city doctors and proper response from the health system;
  • Bringing together organizations that welcome the elderly and people with disabilities to prevent heat-related health risks;
  • Bring together local associations and government services to provide assistance to isolated and / or at-risk people;
  • To implement local information in preventive measures for the public.

Decisions implemented by the prefect can be modified according to the evolution of weather conditions and indicators of local health activities.

Sanitary recommendations

The services of the Prefecture and the Regional Health Agency (ARS) are intended to remind especially vulnerable people (persons over 65 years of age, persons with disabilities or sick at home, dependents, pregnant women, etc.). Here are some important tips for hot weather:

  • Drink water regularly without waiting for thirst;
  • Cool and soak your body (at least your face and arms) several times a day;
  • Eat enough and do not drink alcohol;
  • Avoid going out in the warmest times and in a cool place (cinema, municipal library, supermarket …);
  • Avoid physical exertion;
  • Keep your house cool (close windows and shutters during the day, open them in the evening and at night when it’s cold);
  • Remember to keep your loved ones informed regularly and dare to ask for help as soon as possible.

The Warning signs of dehydrationEspecially among the elderly, the following are:

  • Changes in normal behavior, major weakness, extreme fatigue, abnormal difficulty in moving.
  • Headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, impaired consciousness, and even convulsions.
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, thirst.
  • Muscle barrier.
  • High body temperature (above 36.5 degrees Celsius).
  • Abnormal nocturnal instability.

Infants, young children and adults (especially heat exposure workers) are at risk of dehydration because they sweat a lot to keep their body at the right temperature. To remedy this they must drink plenty of water, especially water or soft drinks (excess water will be eliminated).

For more information:

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