National Heat Awareness Day
Observed on last Friday of May, every year. The day is to make ourselves alarmed regarding the drastic rise of temperature in recent decades.
|2018||25th May||Friday||United States|
|2019||31st May||Friday||United States|
|2020||29th May||Friday||United States|
Why Heat Awareness Day?
Various measures are to be taken to cope up with the rising temperature and humidity since the heat waves costs more lives in the United States in recent decades. The deadliest out of all is in 2003, August in which the heat waves claimed more than 50000 lives in Europe and termed as the deadliest heat wave in European History.
Every year in the United States, people suffer from heat-induced illness especially senior adults and children eventually resulting in considerable life losses. High demand for awareness is required to overcome the prevailing Situation. Therefore, this day was created in order to spread awareness to overcome the High-Temperature related issues. This day is also observed to encourage the consumption of water to avoid heat-related illness.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Heat Awareness Day:
Let us observe this day by safeguarding us from heat. Drink more water and stay hydrated since Dehydration leads to various consequences. Therefore, drink at least 8 glasses of water per day since it prevents dehydration and further helps us to remove toxic substances in our body. Other Caffeinated or sports drinks might increase your water level in the body but Water is the Key. Use this hashtag #WaterBenefits and share the benefits of drinking water especially during summer days. Just find a cool place to get rid of heat. Plan for a tour. Post your preferred destinations using this hashtag #CoolDestinations so that others too might opt for.
Interesting Facts About Heat Awareness Day:
- The term called “Heat Wave” is firmly attached to American history right from the 17th century. the second hottest summer in Europe is reported to be in 1753. A heat Wave killed approximately of 1500 lives in the year 1896. In 1901, it claimed around 9500 lives. From 1930 to 1960, a series of heat waves resulted in severe and long-term Drought. However, Fatalities were neither reported.
- In 1912, the impact of Heat waves was ahead of tolerance. It remained severe for almost 16 days and resulted in 500 fatalities in New York and North East Part of the United States. In 1980, the most affected areas because of heat waves are central and eastern part of America that resulted in a prolonged drought.
- Around 1000 people have died and the economic losses were heavy. An estimated amount of 2 billion dollars was lost due to severe drought. 1988 heatwave record is reported to be one of the greatest records of all time. The impact was heavy, obviously due to drought. Though the official declaration of fatalities was only between 5000 and 10000, it is estimated to be around 17000 people had perished.
- 1999 Heatwave incident was another major one. The entire state of West Virginia was destroyed by fire, which is due to the influence of deadly heat wave. In addition, 502 Fatalities were reported.
- 2003 summer is reported to be the hottest summer ever since. Around 15000 people were claimed to be dead in entire Europe. None can override the Nature. The best way is to accept it. However, Humankind is predominantly responsible for the emission of certain chemicals that damage the ozone layer. it is our responsibility to take proactive measures that could have a significant impact.
History of Heat Awareness Day:
National Heat Awareness Day is founded by the National Weather Service, an agency of Federal Government of the United States that is formed to provide details to the public regarding the weather Forecast and related issues like hazardous Weather, Thunderstorm, Cyclones, etc.