With high temperatures in the forecast here are some things to watch out for during extreme heat and a few tips that may make it more bearable.
Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Air conditioning is the strongest protective factor against heat-related illness. Exposure to air conditioning for even a few hours a day will reduce the risk for heat-related illness. Stay hydrated with water, avoid sugary drinks. Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothing. Consider visiting a shopping mall, public library, senior citizen center or go to the movies for a few hours.