Cold Wave: Government launches “National Monitoring”

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National monitoring established for the expected cold wave of weather across France

The government has set up a “national daily monitoring,” in anticipation of a cold wave of weather announced for next week on the country by Meteo France. A daily report will be established with the prefects.

The daily national monitoring implemented today will better anticipate additional needs during this extraordinary time and engage in real-time additional devices if necessary”, said Matignon.

A daily report with prefects

In this “exceptional” time of cold weather, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve wished to be “established with prefects, their daily needs and local assessment”. He also called for “necessary exceptional places and reinforcements of corresponding numbers” are mobilized and that “full mobilization of local authorities and large associative operators (mobilization gyms, community centers, day centers etc.)” are ensured.

He also wanted the mobilization “in addition to public safety, police and gendarmes and firefighters to the location and the sheltering of persons concerned” .

Additional 10,000 accommodation places

Recalling that “more than 120,000 accommodation places” had been “perpetuated” during the five year term, he explained that it added “already more than 10 000 additional seats, mobilized under the winter .

About the “Prevention and device management of health and social impacts associated with cold waves” in case of exceptional event, created in 2013, Matignon said he planned including “an operational activation mechanism – measures information, backup and emergency situations to appropriate and proportionate ” .

For the accommodation of homeless people, he said, “these measures are aimed primarily at opening exceptional temporary seats, beyond winter already open seats, according to the daily needs, strengthen workforce services organizing the initial reception of residents (115, Samu social, SAO and SIAO) ” .

It is also aimed “specifically (to) the intensification of” marauding “direct contact with people in the street, including convincing if needed”

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