Heat waves have proven to be deadly this summer, but sometimes it can be prevented. Here is a list of ways to help prevent any more tragic events.
- Wear light colors outdoors. Dark colors absorb heat to make it feel hotter than it really is.
- WATER, AQUA, H2O! Always bring cold water with you when outdoors.
- Always wear sunscreen, even in the car!
- Take breaks when playing outside. Too much activity plus the heat is a bad combination.
Sometimes deaths can happen indoors as well as outdoors. If the power goes out, or the A/C stops, make sure you have your summer safety kit ready.
- A bag of ice (leave in the freezer until the power goes out)
- Cooler (Put the ice in this when the power goes out)
- Drinks (Also to be put in the cooler with the ice. STAY HYDRATED)
- Battery-Powered fans (Even a small fan can make a big difference)
- Batteries (For radios, fans, e.t.c)
- Battery Powered Radio (Listen for heat warnings and power updates)
- A list of emergency contacts (Doctor, family, shelters, e.t.c)
Don't forget to do good for others, too. Check on your neighbors, especially the ones with a greater risk for heat exhaustion (elderly, children, people with certain diseases, people who take certain pills, e.t.c).
Be careful out there, but have fun and GETURGOODON!