Monday, July 27, 2020

The National Weather Service indicates that the heat index, the combination of temperature and humidity, will peak around 100 degrees today. Urban areas are especially vulnerable since temperatures tonight will not get cooler than the upper 70s.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Don't leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. This hot weather will make car interiors reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Please stay hydrated and cool and regularly check on the elderly, young children, and those with chronic illnesses in your life as they are at a higher risk.