TIPS TO STAY COOL AND SAFE DURING HEAT WAVES

The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning beginning this upcoming Monday through Friday. While we are all used to living in the desert, heat waves still prove to be a challenge. Cassidy Taylor offers these tips for getting through a heatwave…

The first thing to remember is that extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning and those at greatest risk are older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals. And if the humidity is high? You’ll feel more heat. It is important to make sure you have access to air conditioning during a heat wave, many community locations are open during extreme heat waves as cooling centers. Additionally, wear light clothing and avoid strenuous activities. You should make sure you drink plenty of water and watch out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. And finally, NEVER leave people or pets in a car. On very hot days, the inside of your car can reach 140 degrees in less than one hour. You can see an extensive list of how to be prepared and handle a heat wave by visiting ready.gov/heat.

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