Cold Weather to Continue (Tijuana Press, 12/18/12 by Nora Leticia)

Tijuana, BC - The State Directorate of Civil Protection in the State issued a notice, starting tomorrow, there will be clear skies in Tijuana however the climate will remain cold in the city.

Despite the sunny days, the climate will continue to be cold. On Wednesday and Thursday, the temperature will be a maximum of 17°C (62° F) and a minimum of 7°C (44° F), so it is recommended to take precautions to avoid disease.

In this regard the Baja California Secretariat of Health issued a statement urging all to take extra precautions to avoid cases of hypothermia. Visitors to the mountainous areas between Rumorosa and Tecate, as well as the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, are recommended to be well-clothed, wear gloves, a scarf and a hat. Mainly infants and elderly aged 60 and over.

The authorities recalled that hypothermia consists in a loss of heat at body temperatures of 35°C (95°F) or less. During cold climates, blood is diverted from the skin and the extremities of the body to conserve, protect and maintain temperatures in the middle part of the body; consequently the distant parts of the body are most exposed to the ambient temperatures.

The following are recommendations for the winter season: use heavy wool clothing, a scarf, gloves and a hat; ingest liquids and foods high in calories in amounts greater than usual; avoid going outdoors immediately after bathing; and don’t go on trips to places with extreme cold.

Student Vacation Begins (Tijuana Press, 12/18/12 by Daniel Angel)

Tijuana, BC – 6,430 students of the Municipal Educational System (SEM) will start their Christmas vacation on Tuesday and return to the classrooms on January 7th, indicated the Secretary of Education in the city, Juanita Perez Floriano. The SEM is unique in the country's municipalities according to municipal authorities, consisting of 10 primary, 3 secondary and 2 high schools. One of them is economically sustained by the Federal Government.

During each holiday period, these campuses are empty and at risk of being victimized. "What we do in coordination with the heads of each delegation’s sector is to maintain care for our schools", she said in regard to the Ministry of Education. She said school computing centers have all had alarm systems for several years, and now all the libraries have the same protection feature.

Although cases of theft are increasingly less, she said they have at least one theft during the holiday period at its campuses. "Unfortunately it is a symptom of the breakdown of society. Stolen items are unfortunately sold to buy drugs ", she commented.


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