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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Ways to Help Keep Cool

pets and heat

With this heat wave we are lucky to live where the temperature drops at night and we generally have pretty easy access to water outside - creeks, ponds, rivers and lakes.

It is still important to make sure you take care of your self and family, your home and pets - to all stay cool and well hydrated with cool or cold water. 

Heat Waves: Before, During & After Red Cross Information

Red Cross - Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Emergencies

  • Drink plenty of cool fluids — this is the most important step you can take.
  • Avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day.
  • Know the humidex rating — it combines the temperature and humidity to indicate how hot, humid weather feels to the average person.
  • Wear light, loose clothing to let air circulate and heat escape and always wear a hat.
  • Apply sunscreen (with SPF 15 or higher) as sunburned skin reduces the body’s ability to cool itself.
  • Slow down your activities as it gets hotter and don’t work, exercise, or play for too long at a time.
  • Take a lot of breaks in a cool or shady area to let your body cool off. This will help if you do need to be outside when it’s really hot.

12 Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning - Life Hacks

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