How to survive the heat wave without air conditioning-Powerbeaster

How to survive the heat wave without air conditioning

  Dripping sweat falls from your face onto the pages of the book you’re reading. You stand up from your coach to get another towel to dry it with.

  You’re wearing a home summer outfit: a white tank top paired with blue shorts. Even then, your clothes are soaked and slightly sticky. Your mouth, dry. Excessive thirst doesn’t even describe it. And it’s not for a lack of drinking fluids.

  It’s getting harder to breathe by the minute. Time feels like it’s slowing down. Confusion. Stress. Disorientation. An unshakeable sense of uncomfortability. Simultaneously and separately, you feel all of these.

  And then, it strikes you: “This HAS to be a heatwave. And, to make matters worse…there’s a power outage!”

  Heatwaves are a growing global phenomenon. The main reason? Global warming. From 1998 to 2017, there were more than 166,000 victims who lost their lives to heatwaves, according to data from the World Health Organization. The number is expected to increase heavily from 2030 onwards and is already getting worse. In the summer of 2021 alone, over 100 people died from hyperthermia in Northwest USA and Western Canada.

  A heatwave is declared when the temperature for a given location goes above the historical averages for two or more days in a row. Therefore, heat waves are not to be taken lightly.

  “I don’t think I can continue reading. The heat won’t let me focus anymore… What should I do to cool down? Guess I’ll grab some water and then reread that…“

  While staying at home under the cool air conditioning is ideal, some people do not have air conditioners.

  Worse still, heat waves are often associated with power outages when electricity consumption increases. For those without a portable power station, this can leave them in a very dangerous situation.

  The impact of a power outage during a heatwave is sudden and unexpected.

  The drone of your appliances goes out and you realize you will soon have to face those deadly outside conditions. You don’t know how long the outage will last. It’s already getting dark, and the idea of sleeping in these sauna-like conditions makes your skin crawl.

  While you may be tempted to think, “No big deal,” this can be a life-threatening situation if you fall within a vulnerable group.

  I’ve often thought about what I would do in such a situation. More importantly, if they call me and ask for help during a heatwave, what will I tell my family?