Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hot Weather Safety

When the temperatures rise, drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. Drinks with caffeine or alcohol aren’t a good choice. Eat smaller meals and eat more often. Other tips include:

  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Never leave kids or pets in hot vehicles.
  • Wear loose, light weight, light colored clothing.
  • Slow down, stay inside and avoid heavy exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • If you work outside, take a lot of breaks.
  • Check on loved ones and neighbors who don’t have air conditioning, who are alone, or who may be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently. Make sure they have enough water,
  • If someone doesn’t have air conditioning, they should choose places to go to for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls). 

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