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Red Cross Provides Tips To Beat Heat

The Red Cross is advising residents to check on family, friends and pets as temperatures remain above normal.
The Red Cross is advising residents to check on family, friends and pets as temperatures remain above normal. Photo Credit: File photo

With some of the warmest temperatures of the summer bearing down on the Northeast, the Red Cross is offering tips to keep residents cool and safe.

  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat. Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • 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.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

For more information, log on to redcross.org .

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