Radio Taiwan International
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is going to begin issuing high temperature
warnings. That’s to help prevent heat-related injuries.
Government statistics show that record high numbers of people have already suffered heat-related injuries this year.
The CWB has worked with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Health Promotion Administration to put a warning system in place.
The bureau says the system will show warning signals in yellow, orange, and red. A yellow indicator warns of an upcoming day with temperatures above 36 degrees Celsius. An orange signal indicates three consecutive days of temperatures over 36, or at least one day with a temperature of 38 or above. A red signal indicates three straight days of temperatures over 38 degrees.
CDC Deputy General Chuang Jen-Hsiang says the centers will also enhance their prevention and treatment of diseases that are more likely to spread under high temperatures.