130 People Treated for Breathing Problems from Storm

Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Magen David Adom (MDA) crews treated over 130 people suffering from breathing problems due to the haze and gusty winds engulfing Israel.

The haze poses a threat to those sensitive to it, particularly those suffering from asthma and the like, and MDA suggests avoiding physical exertion out in the open instead staying in closed areas as much as possible until the weather clears.

The haze poses a danger not only in terms of breathing but also for motorists trying to cope with the problematic driving conditions.

In addition to the winds and haze, MDA is preparing to deal with snow expected to fall on the Golan Heights and Galilee mountaintops overnight and tomorrow.

MDA director-general Eli Bin ordered the emergency medical organization's crews to be at the highest levels of preparation in the areas anticipating snow.

Among the steps MDA took was to increase the shifts of workers and volunteers to be able to provide greater aid for residents suffering from the storm.

MDA ambulances with 4×4 drive were stationed to be ready for rapid deployment in light of the adverse weather, volunteers in the organization's jeep crew are also on high alert, and the ambulances have been equipped to be ready to aid those suffering from the cold.

Crews were likewise given guidelines for safe driving in heavy rain and floods, to allow them to stay safe as they help civilians weather the storm.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191175

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