How could this happen? I realize you don’t get heat like that in France very often and most people do not have air conditioning, but do you have house fans? Is basic heat safety not common knowledge?
Why doesn’t there seem to be more outrage? 104 degrees doesn’t seem hot enough to kill 15,000 people to me. In my area of the U.S.A. we had 20 days of more than 110 in the month of July alone, yes it broke records but we were not loosing people to the heat left and right.
Is your government planning on making any changes so this does not happen again? 15,000 deaths in France would be like 90,000 in America. Does anyone here think there would be a politician alive who’s head was not being called for if this happened in America?
And I read most of the deaths were elderly. Does your country have elder care such as home health care, nursing homes, asisted living? I know on the really hot days here (very small town) we checked on some of our elderly neighbors, make sure their a/c was working, that they were drinking enough fluids, eating, getting their medicine, etc.
This is just baffling to me.6