Extreme heat waves: Here is how to keep yourself protected

Written By: Nikhil Pandey | Updated: Apr 29, 2022, 05:34 PM IST

Here's your complete guide to staying safe as the country continues to swelter in the grip of a scorching heatwave, with temperatures expected to soar in the coming days.

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Keep up with local news and weather by listening to the radio, reading the newspaper, or watching television.


stay hydrated

Maintain a constant level of hydration. Even if you don't feel thirsty, drink plenty of water. Avoid sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic beverages. To replenish lost salts after sweating, drink plenty of water throughout the day while eating meals and snacks.To stay hydrated, drink ORS or homemade drinks like lassi, torani, lemon water, buttermilk, and so on.



Wear lightweight, loose-fitting cotton clothing in a light colour.


Carry a hat or bring an umbrella to protect your head.

When going outside, always wear a hat or bring an umbrella to protect your head.



Keep your dogs cool by keeping them in the shade and providing them with enough of water.


loved ones (representative image)

Never leave children, infants, older adults, person with disability or a pet unattended inside a parked car as cars can heat upto dangerous temperatures.