Paris unlocks level 3 of the heatwave plan

Published by Caroline J. · Updated on 7 August 2020 at 10h42 · Published on 6 August 2020 at 17h52
While the heatwave is coming to Paris this week, Paris authorities took action and unlocked the 3rd level of the heatwave plan. Cooled rooms are open to all, gardens are open during the night, water misters and fountains are set in the French capital and if the pollution comes to reach Paris, free residential parking will be applied “without delay”.

Since this August 6, 2020, orange alert has been issued as the heatwave hits Paris, leading to new measures in order to aware Parisians and tourists about the harmful effects these heatwaves can have. 

Therefore, Météo France forecasts rising minimum and maximum temperatures for this Friday August 7. On Saturday, temperatures will decrease by the West, but Eastern regions will be still hit by this heartwave that is said to end towards the middle of next week.

Heatwave plan 3rd level issued in Paris

In the meantime, the 3rd level of the heatwave plan has been issued in Paris, leading to several measures such as taking care of nursing homes and especially houses for elderly people and disabled people. The Paris authorities have activated the REFLEX process: vulnerable people listed on the file will be phoned so that they can get news from them and remind them the preventive measures as for the heat.

Another measure? Fans will be delivered by the city of Paris to people listed on the famous REFLEX file, and at-home visits to people isolated will be made by volunteers of the city of Paris in order to break isolation, take news from them and help them out.

Last but not list, Paris has announced to distribute 10,000 flask to people living in the street via solidarity associations and 14 public baths and 1,200 potable water fountains will be sustained and available in Paris.

To keep everyone comfortable, the Paris City Hall has drew up a list of 922 fresh places on the app EXTREMA PARIS. Gardens, municipal facilities, water misters, fountains, you can quickly find all the places likely to provide shelter this summer.

Speaking of gardens, 5 parks and gardens have been added to the list of green spaces open all night long in Paris for the summer: the Parc Monceau, the Parc Marcel Pagnol, both set in Paris 8th arrondissement as well as the Parc Montholon in the 9th arrondissement, the Parc Ferdinand Brunot in the 14th arrondissement and finally, the Parc Georges Brassens set in the 15th arrondissement. Each of these places enjoy water fountains and allow visitors to find shelter and properly hydrate.

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