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NiMet Alerts Kano, FCT, Kogi Others On Impending Heat Stroke

by Felicia Awoyemi
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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency on Saturday warned against impending heat stroke in Abuja, Kano, and many other northern states due to the scorching heat waves.

 

Heat stroke, also known as sunstroke, is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is unable to control its temperature.

 

According to the latest predictions by the meteorological agency,  April, residents of these states might suffer extreme heat, which would make them prone to heat-induced conditions.

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It notes that Abuja, Kano, Sokoto, and Kogi states were categorised under Extreme Danger, and residents were advised to take precautionary steps as they were likely to experience heat or sunstroke.

 

Some other states in this category are Kebbi, Katsina, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Benue, and Kwara.

 

NiMET also warned Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Delta, Enugu, Edo, Ogun, Plateau, Borno, Imo, Abia, and Cross River to be prepared for increased heat waves, although the possibility of heat stroke is less likely compared to states in the red zone.

 

The agency emphasized the importance of staying well-hydrated and avoiding strenuous physical activities, especially during the peak hours between 12noon and 4pm.

 

“We advise the public to stay well hydrated. Reduce strenuous physical activities during the peak hours that is between 12 and 4 pm.,” the statement read.

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