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6 Tips for Extreme Heat

With temperatures soaring, it's essential to take steps to keep ourselves, our pets, and our loved ones safe and cool. Here are some valuable tips and reminders to help you beat the heat:

  1. Stay hydrated - Drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Dehydration can happen quickly, and it's especially important for children and the elderly to stay hydrated.

  2. Protect your pets - Ensure your furry friends can access fresh, cool water at all times. Try not to let them outside for too long, and avoid taking them for a walk during the hottest hours of the day. Also, never leave pets in parked vehicles, even for a short time, as temperatures can rise rapidly. In fact, 80% of the increase in a vehicle's inside temperature happens in the first 10 minutes.

  3. Dress smart - Opt for lightweight, light-colored clothing that reflects the sun's rays. Remember to wear sunscreen and a hat for added protection.

  4. Seek cool spaces - If you don't have air conditioning at home, spend time in air-conditioned public places like shopping malls, libraries, or community centers. Alternatively, visit friends or family who have cooling facilities available.

  5. Take cool showers - Lower your body temperature by taking cool showers or baths. Use damp towels or mist sprays to keep cool throughout the day.

  6. Limit outdoor activities - Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day. If you must be outside, take frequent breaks in shaded areas and stay hydrated.

Remember, heat-related illnesses can be dangerous. In recent years, heat-related ailments, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, have been on the rise, underlining the need to take precautions during this hot weather.

Please share these tips with your loved ones, friends, and colleagues to help keep our community safe and cool as we navigate this intense weather.

As always, if we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call or email our office.

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