iciHaiti – ALERT : Sand haze from the Sahara (Advice)
20/05/2024 08:37:50

iciHaiti - ALERT : Sand haze from the Sahara (Advice)

Saharan sand haze persists in the Caribbean and is expected to last over Haiti until the middle of this week. A situation which favors a heat wave in Haiti (maximum temperature between 34 to 38 degrees Celsius (with the following possible consequences on the population: cramps, insomnia, dizziness, muscle weakness; fatigue, dehydration and worsening of cardiovascular and chronic diseases.

Consequently, the Hydro Meteological Unit (HUM) together with the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGPC) asks the population : to drink water regularly, to rest in cool places, to avoid physical exertion and outings in hot weather, to wet your body, to ventilate yourself and to protect yourself with appropriate clothing (loose, light and light-colored).

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