Germany draws up plan to prevent heatwave deaths

Source(s): Deutsche Welle
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Lauterbach is planning a heat protection plan based on the French model, which defines different degrees of severity of a heat wave and links them to specific measures in each case.

These could include targeting messages to sick and elderly people about the symptoms of impending heat stroke and protective measures they might take.


However, only a few municipalities so far have a heat protection plan, with many hospitals also lacking a strategy.

France's heatwave action plan, known as "Plan Canicule," is a comprehensive and proactive strategy aimed at protecting vulnerable populations during periods of extreme heat. The plan was established following a devastating heatwave in 2003 that resulted in thousands of deaths across the country.


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