Surviving A Heatwave – How To Prepare For A Heatwave
If you’re looking to prevent heatwave danger then there are certain things you need to be doing. Heatwaves can be dangerous for vunerable groups and that’s why you need to minimise risk.
It’s important to have a heat wave plan in place as you never know what’s going to happen. Make sure you have a plan for home, work, school and anywhere else you’ll be spending time.
It’s also important to make sure you keep an eye on the weather forecast during heatwaves, if the temperature is going to spike, you need to know and be prepared for it.
In extreme circumstances the heat might be a natural disaster, it can shut off power and cause fires. It’s important to have a home disaster kit and a backup generator if your area is prone to this.
I’d also suggest stocking up on food and drink during a heatwave. Shops can sell out fast so it’s always important to have stock of non perishable foods (can food) and bottled water.
Tips for Surviving a Heat Wave
There are several things you can do to keep cool during a heatwave UK. It’s important to stay hydrated during a heatwave. Get a water filter and fill it up in your fridge and keep bottled water in case the tap runs dry.
Staying inside is important, make sure you have your curtains closed as direct sunlight can make a room hotter. Don’t forget to limit your time outside and if you do go out, keep in the shade.
You can make sure that you keep your area cool and clear by setting up a fan within your living space. I have a rather high tech fan, it’s expensive but it does a great job but you don’t have to pay a fortune for a good fan.
During a heatwave it’s important to eat right. Small meals are key and often, sometimes people won’t want to eat due to the heat but it’s important to keep your calorie intake up.
If it’s too hot and you don’t want to eat, try ice lollies. You can make your own ice lollies or buy them from the store and have a freezer full of them. Try and stay away from hot foods and drinks as they’ll make the heat worse.
One o my favourites during a heatwave would be ice cream, you can make your own ice cream at home or again buy a load from the shops, it’s cheaper to make your own though and yummier!
UK Heatwaves When Out & About
Thankfully the UK doesn’t get that hot over the summer although every year the temperature seems to increase a little more. There are heatwave rules that people in the UK really need to follow!
If you’re outside in a heatwave make sure that you stay in the shade, only eat and drink outside if you’re in the shade, wear hats, sunglasses and sun cream to protect your body!
If you have dogs DO NOT leave them in the car with the window close, make sure the window is open, the windows are shaded and they have a drink if possible.