Precautions which must be taken during summer
- Even with all the modern amenities, Saudi Arabia is still a desert where searing temperatures can pose certain dangers to those caught off guard.
- Abu Dhabi Police cautions leaving children alone inside vehicles; Civil Defence warns against fires.
- People must exercise caution while operating highly flammable substances such as gas cylinders electric cooker and water heaters.
- To prevent calamity, the General Directorate of Civil Defence, Health and Environment ministries is issuing an alert to all residents to take precautions as summer temperatures arrive and life in the UAE shifts into summer mode.
- With summer temperatures edging towards 50 degrees Celsius in the country, civil defence authorities have advised people to be mindful of the heat when it comes to keeping homes, cars and loved ones safe.
- Under direct sunlight, items can become unfit for consumption and batteries may emit poisonous gases when it gets overheated.
- Residents are warned to keep an eye out for biting bugs and animals as snakes and scorpions flee exposed desert areas and seek cooler shelter in houses and farms.
- Colonel Mohammad Ibrahim Al Ameri, director of the directorate of emergency and public safety, said, “Leaving children inside the cars locked for hours can be very dangerous and could lead to death.”
- Every year, many cases are brought which is regarding the deaths of children that occurred inside their own parents’ cars due to sheer negligence.