Summer Temperatures Are Here
Record high temperatures, some rising up into sizzling triple digits, have arrived in much of the country, prompting warnings and reminders on how to stay safe.
While we all understand the importance of staying cool and hydrated, here are a few other tips to make sure everyone stays safe throughout the warmer months ahead.
- Check on family, friends and elderly neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
- Know the signs of heat exhaustion: cool, moist, pale or flushed skin. Heavy sweating, headache and nausea.
- Check on animals frequently. Make sure they have plenty of shade and cool water and consider moving them inside.
- Call 911 immediately if someone exhibits signs of heat stroke, including hot, red skin, which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; vomiting and high body temperature.
For more information, review these tips from the American Red Cross.