Basic heat safety tips

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2003

Staff report

?Drink plenty of water before during, during and after spending time outdoors during the heat of the day.

?Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, a hat and sunscreen while out in the sun.


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?Reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to the coolest time of the day.

?Never leave a child or a pet alone in the car, even with the windows rolled down. Temperatures can rise to well over 100 degrees in a car min a few minutes.

?Make sure pets and livestock have plenty of water and shelter from the sun.

?If you feel faint or tired, take a break in the shade or in air-conditioned building.