Tips To Beat The Heat

The first real heat wave of the summer is upon us and the American Red Cross is offering some tips to help beat the heat.

When dangerously hot conditions are in the weather forecast, the Red Cross reminds you to…

Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. The temperature inside can reach a dangerous level within a few minutes.

Slow down, take frequent breaks and drink more water than usual – even if you’re not thirsty.

Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

If working outdoors, take frequent breaks and use the buddy system.

Check on family, friends and 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.

If possible, bring animals inside. If not, frequently check to ensure they are comfortable and have water and a shady place to rest.