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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Stay Safe During High Temperatures

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North Texas gets its fair share of extreme heat. With an extended period of extreme heat, there is often high humidity. During that time, a body can be pushed beyond its limits. Illnesses range from heat cramps to heat stroke. Young children, the elderly and those who are sick or overweight are more susceptible to extreme temperatures.

Heat safety tips from weather.gov.

Heat Safety Tips

  • Stay out of the sun as much as you can. Use sunscreen.
  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic and caffeine-free fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if needed.
  • Check for proper insulation in air conditioning ducts.
  • Apply weather strips to doors and windows to keep the cool air in.

Learn more about beating the heat at Weather.gov/Heat.

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