Heat wave grips Kurnool district

Heat wave grips Kurnool district
Highlights

1. In the first week of March, the temperatures cross 41 degrees Celsius
2. Collector issues an advisory appealing to people not to leave their homes between 10 am and 4 pm
3. So far, two people died of sunstroke in the district

Kurnool: The district is in the grip of heat wave as the temperatures touched 41 degrees Celsius. Women, children and elderly people are vulnerable to soaring temperatures at several places in the district.

People fearing to come out after 10 am. Two days ago, two people died after suffering from sunstroke. Satyanarayana issued an advisory appealing to people not to leave their homes between 10 am and 4 pm. In the first week of March, the temperatures have reached 38 degrees Celsius and now it crossed 41 degrees Celsius.

In the last 15 days, the temperature in most of the towns has crossed 40 degrees Celsius while the mercury in the district headquarter touched 41 degrees Celsius, the season's highest. Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in most parts of the district.

Almost all towns could be seen virtually turned into a furnace. According to a report, 41 degrees Celsius of temperature was recorded at several mandals including Kurnool, Atmakur, Nandyal, Kodumur and Chagalamarri. The other places in the district, Pagidala, Devanakonda, Allagadda, Owk, Dhone, Adoni and Yemmiganur in the district recorded maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius.

Streets wore a deserted look in Kurnool, Nandyal and other towns as people remained indoors to escape the blazing sun. Apart from this, the medical and health officials appealed to people to avoid going out in open sun and drink water at least 6 litres a day. District Medical and Health department authorities have cautioned the people that the heat waves prevailing in the district will impact adversely on their health.

The people have to follow tips to prevent health disorders from abnormal temperatures being registered in this season. The authorities have said that they have taken all preventive measurements to tackle the sun stroke.

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