Warning as temperatures creep up and water levels fall

21st June 2006, Comments 0 comments

21 June 2006, MADRID — The government warned on Wednesday that a heat wave forecast for the next few weeks could put the elderly and children at risk.

21 June 2006

MADRID — The government warned on Wednesday that a heat wave forecast for the next few weeks could put the elderly and children at risk.

Cristina Narbona, environment minister, called for "precaution" before the expected rise in temperatures in the coming weeks.

She said people could have problems sleeping and should follow health advice during the hot weather.

Narbona said the elderly and children are likely to be the most vulnerable.

She made these comments to the media after a parliamentary socialist group called for cutting down on exercise while summer temperatures were at their maximum.

Narbona said the situation was particularly grave with water levels at their lowest point in Spain in the Segura river basin in Murcia, in the southeast.

But at the moment there have been no water restrictions.

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Subject: Spanish news

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