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High temperatures recorded in old Karimnagar
Karimnagar: Though the government gave relaxation from lockdown, there is no respite from the brunt of scorching summer heat. People are working under...
Karimnagar: Though the government gave relaxation from lockdown, there is no respite from the brunt of scorching summer heat. People are working under severe heat for the past three days in old Karimnagar district.
Temperatures are soaring in many parts of Dharmapuri, Nerella, Korutla, Choppadandi, Ramagundam, Manthani, Chigurumamidi, Vemulawada and Sircilla of the united Karimnagar district.
On Sunday, 46 degree temperature recorded in Jagtial district, 47 degrees in Peddapalli district, 45 degrees in Sircilla district, 44.5 degrees in Karimnagar district. With the temperatures escalating, most of the people are keeping themselves off the roads from 11 am to 5 pm. Lesser number of vehicles are found on the road due to severe heat waves prevailed in many parts of the district. Vendors selling sugarcane juice and coconut water on roadside are doing brisk business as they provided a cool shelter for commuters.
Dr Yedavelli Vijayender Reddy said that people must take precautionary measures like carrying umbrella, wearing white clothes, caps, drinking of lime water, coconut water, buttermilk with salt and glucose water to protect themselves from heat or sun stroke as there may more heat in the coming days. Parents must take care of young children, aged persons and pregnant women, he suggested.
It is very important to ensure that children drink enough water, as they play in the sun and lose water through dehydration. Excess sweating and inadequate intake of water will result in loss of electrolytes, he added.
The officials said that as many as eight persons died of sun stroke in the last three days due to excessive heat in the united Karimnagar district.