Prolonged extreme hot weather can have affects on health and certain infrastructure. Public Health England provides a heat watch service, according to forecasts provided by the Met Office.
What are we doing in North Yorkshire?
We work together to plan for:
- Management of the demand on the NHS and social care
- Public awareness
- Making plans to deal with the potential number of deaths.
- Making sure individual organisations have their own business continuity plans in place to cope in times of staff shortage.
Where can you get further information?
Visit the Met Office Health and wellbeing page for impacts cause by a heatwave and tips on keeping cool.