ROME, July 10 — RIA Novosti, Sergei Elders. National Service of Civil Protection of Italy, Monday assigns maximum — "red" — the level of risk to several cities of the country due to the heat wave, which was established on Sunday Apennines.
According to information posted on the site of service, it is, above all, of Bologna, Messina, Perugia, Bolzano, Pescara and Rieti, where the temperature has crept close to the 40-degree mark.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the near future this will happen in many other large cities, particularly in Rome, Florence and Trent, the population of which at least until Wednesday, and most likely before the end of next week, will have to take all the necessary precautions to protect themselves by suffocating heat.
Doctors strongly recommend that in this situation, do not go out during the hottest time of the day and drink plenty of water. The authorities have already prepared the Italian capital 150,000 bottles of mineral water, which will be handed out for free in the streets for everyone.
Ministry of Health of Italy these days to make an official recommendation, in which physicians are reminded that in the heat rather have as much fresh fruit and vegetables, with up to 90% water so necessary to man. Simultaneously offered almost completely excluded from the diet, "heavy", and spicy foods, alcohol and coffee. According to the National Association of Agricultural Producers Coldiretti, follow these rules, some 20 million Italians who prefer to heat lunch and dinner, fruit and vegetables.
Colonel Paolo Ernani (Paolo Ernani) of the Italian Air Force Weather Service warns that the current atmospheric phenomenon associated with the action of the African anticyclone lead to a significant increase in humidity, which makes the heat even more hard to bear. "In addition, in the period from 10 to 16 July in the north may be severe thunderstorms, sometimes with abundant hail, which will be observed mainly in the afternoon and evening," — he said.
In late June, the civil defense office has already assigned a number of Italian cities the second "orange" threat level, set so that the "high temperature and weather conditions can have an adverse effect on the health of populations at risk." The term "at risk" means, above all, the elderly, suffer from a number of chronic diseases, and the infants.