Red Cross offers tips for upcoming extreme heat

A Heat Advisory will be effect for our area from Friday morning until Saturday night. Temperatures will be in the mid 90s with extremely high humidity, making for possibly dangerous conditions.

The American Red Cross is offering several tips to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries. Those include:

  • ┬áNever leave children or pets in a vehicle – even for a few minutes. The inside temperature of a car can quickly reach 120 degrees.
  • Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Make sure they have plenty of cool water and shade.
  • ┬áStay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day.
  • Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Use a buddy system if required to work outdoors and take frequent breaks.