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Originally posted by nyeff
How can 10,00 people die because it got hot?????? It doesn't take that long to acclimate to hot weather. I can't figure it out. I used to work construction for 15yrs.
Working on a rooftop when its 108 degrees was pretty commen. Drink a lot of water and you have no problems. I hate hot weather, but it certainly is not life threating.
Is the French government giving any advise? Like stay out of the sun,stay in the shade whenever possible. Drink lots of water. And no alcohol! Put down the bottle of wine and pick up a bottle of water.
[Edited on 8/21/03 by nyeff]