Paris unlocks level 3 of the heatwave plan

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 22 July 2019 at 13h04 · Updated on 22 July 2019 at 16h04
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 Sunday July 21, 2019, 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.

The Paris authorities 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.

Cooled room can also welcome those seeking a place to avoid these hot temperatures from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The latter can be found in the Social Action Centers of the city of Paris as well as the arrondissement town halls or even nursing homes starting this Tuesday.

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If for some this heatwave is the perfect occasion to sunbathe, for other, it means danger.

A plan for help and care has been set up for the most vulnerable people facing this heatwave. The  Mairie de Paris invites people over 75 years old and disabled or isolated persons to sign up by calling 3975 or filling in this form.

People who signed up are regularly contacted by officials authorized by the City of Paris to make sure they’re in good health. If they are not, or if they don’t answer, an alert is set off and actions can be taken at the contacted person’s house.

Homeless people are help by the roaming teams of the City of Paris who will tell them about the closest shelter. They will also hand over 3000 additional water bottles supplied by Eau de Paris. Note that the humanitarian day-time aid at the Porte de la Chapelle – managed by the Armée du Salut – is open non-stop from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help any person in need to have a shower and cool off.

Prevention message are also displayed on the light billboards set in Paris in French, English and Spanish to remind everyone about the precautions to take in case of heatwave.

Caution should be exercised.

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From 21 July 2019 to 28 July 2019



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