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Safety Precautions To Take During The Rainy Season

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Safety Precautions To Take During The Rainy Season

Even though rain is necessary for soil nourishments, vegetation and aquatic animals , this season can come with a lot of illnesses like Cold, Flu, Fever, Malaria and many others.

To stay safe during this season, here are some precautions to take.

Be Weather Conscious

Ensure you  follow social media accounts that share useful weather and traffic information which will help you avoid flood and find alternate routes. Stay up to date with weather forecast and news to prevent getting caught in heavy rain.

Watch Out For Electric Poles And Live Wires

Staying away from electric poles and wires is one of the most important safety measures for the rainy season. Do not touch wires that have fallen due to heavy rain or are dangling precariously from the pole.

If you see wires lying in a puddle of water after rain, stay away from it as far as possible since stepping in it can possibly electrocute you.

Use Rain Gadgets To Avoid Getting Soaked

Make sure to always carry an umbrella and rain coat to avoid getting soaked from a sudden downpour. Getting soaked in the rain can cause flu,cold, cough and other rain causing illnesses.

Rain gears such as umbrellas, rain coats, rubber boots helps to protect you from getting soaked and shields you against cold or fever.

Wearing rubber boots is advisable to protect yourself against possible viruses and germs that could be in the water.

Wash Hands & Sanitize To Prevent Infection

To keep you from getting cold, cough and flu, regular hand washing is necessary to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. Bacterias and viruses come alive during the rainy season and you can come in contact with them anywhere.

Wash your hands as often as you can with soap and water. It is also advisable to carry a pocket-sized hand sanitiser with you when you go out.

It is important to wash your feet and hands when you get home, especially after contact with rain or flood.

Keep Yourself Warm

It is usually cold outside when it rains, so wear warm clothes to keep your body temperature up.

Cardigans, sweaters, turtlenecks and coats should be part of clothing during this season. They help you stay warm and avoid catching a cold.

Remember to stay out of the rain too if you can.

Taking a shower after getting drenched in the rain might sound absurd, however taking a hot shower will help raise your body temperature and also get rid of the germs and protect you from many infections but If you don’t feel like having a shower, try soaking your feet in warm water.

Mosquito Prevention Is Important

Rainy season is the perfect breeding season for mosquitoes. They lay their eggs in pools of stagnant water so you must make sure to sweep away any stagnant water that is around you.

Mosquito repellent spray should be used in the house, burn mosquito coils as well to keep the insects away.

When you need to go outside, wear long sleeved shirts and rub mosquito repellent cream on your arms and legs. Use mosquito nets around your bed too.

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  1. Jeremy Israel

    May 14, 2021 at 12:39 AM

    I’m afraid this rain will make corona worse in Nigeria and africa in general

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