Sheepshead Bites posted an article about the ongoing heat wave warnings for our area and tips on how to stay cool. Read the article here.
In the meanwhile, follow these tips from the National Weather Service to keep safe during the warm weather:
- Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
- Dress for summer. Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.
- Foods (like proteins) that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
- Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
- Spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, spending some time each day (during hot weather) in an air conditioned environment affords some protection.
- Never leave persons, especially children, and pets in a closed, parked vehicle
- Don’t get too much sun. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult.