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The Dutch, according to Red Cross poorly prepared for freezing temperatures

The Dutch, according to Red Cross poorly prepared for freezing temperatures

Dutch people are often poorly prepared for freezing conditions. This is evident from research of the Dutch Red Cross. Due to the poor preparation, people have a greater risk of accidents or hypothermia.

So almost half of the Dutch no salt in the cabinet, and a large group is likely in a file to become hypothermic.

Almost half take at a wind chill of minus 20 degrees Celsius, no blanket in the car. More than three-quarters of the motorists has no food with him, and 60 percent leave without a drink.

Also, many Dutch people in the freezing cold to walk to their destination, especially for work, children to pick up or errands. Especially for vulnerable groups such as older people and people with a physical disability is cold a big risk. Their bodies remain hot for a long time because the more difficult moves.

The Red Cross advises people well prepared to go, and gives tips via the website and social media. Motorists would do well to have sufficient fuel to refuel to long traffic jams to the bridge. Who is on the go in the problems, the Red Cross app to consult.

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