Great/extreme cold

The emergency response plan (PIU) in the event of extreme weather conditions defines the actions the government should take in the event of six weather conditions. 

The population should adopt the following conduct in the event of low or extremely low temperatures. 

Orange vigilance - low temperature warning 

temperatures between -11°C and -15°C 

  • do not remain exposed to the cold and wind for too long;
  • dress warmly in several layers with a wind-proof and waterproof outer layer and protect your head and hands;
  • dry clothes thoroughly;
  • drink hot drinks;
  • avoid alcoholic drinks;
  • air out your home for several minutes, even in winter;
  • maintain contact with vulnerable members of your family and friends. 

Red vigilance - extremely low temperature warning 

temperatures below -15°C 

  • keep active but avoid going out in the evening, at night and early in the morning;
  • protect yourself from cold air currents and temperature shocks;
  • dress warmly in several layers with a wind-proof and waterproof outer layer and protect your head and hands;
  • dry clothes thoroughly;
  • drink hot drinks;
  • avoid alcoholic drinks;
  • air out your home for several minutes, even in winter;
  • keep an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you have to stop on the road (hot drinks, blankets, a fully-charged mobile phone, etc.)
  • and keep yourself informed on the state of the roads at www.cita.lu;
  • maintain regular contact with vulnerable members of your family and friends. 

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