Heat wave throws normal life out of gear

Published on May 27, 2015 01:19:28 AM
Cities

The heat waves continues to be oppressive for the ninth day in a row in Warangal district. The number of people falling prey to the sunstroke is increasing each passing day along with the temperature. The mercury level in the district on Thursday touched 40 degree Celsius throwing normal life out of gear. About 210 people died in the span of nine days in the district. The average temperature at various parts of the district is ranging from 42 degree Celsius to 47 degree Celsius.

The temperature near Bhupalpally belt area is quite unbearable with 45 degree Celsius of temperature being registered. The heat is building up at as early as 8 am with almost 36 degree Celsius and is gradually increasing up to 44 degree Celsius by afternoon. Because of the heat wave, the daily traffic has decreased considerably on the Warangal–Hyderabad highway road which is always abuzz with traffic is now giving a deserted look.

Most of the public places and busy junctions fell silent as people are forced to stay indoors in the coziness of their homes. With heat wave taking its toll as people’s lives, the Warangal District Collector Vakati Karuna directed the administration to prepare a list of people who died due to sunstroke. Conducting a video conference with division and mandal-level officials, the district Collector said that the administration had set-up a toll free number 18004252747 to register the details of them.

It would help the administration to provide relief to the families of those died. Referring to the intense heat waves and deaths caused by it, Karuna directed the Tehsildars to send a detailed report. She also directed the Medical and Health Department officials to reach out to the people and advise them precautions to be taken against sunstroke.