STAY SAFE & COOL ATX!

#SummerinATX #StayCoolATX

July 23, 2018
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Update Monday 7/23 : Another day w/ an Excessive Heat Warning until 7pm this evening.  Actual temps expected to hit from 104-110 degrees! It's expected to be an actual 108 degrees in ATX today!  There's a cooler front moving in later tonight/ early tomorrow morning that could bring us isolated showers and drop our temps to 99/ 100 degrees. If you're outside for an extended period of time stay hydrated w/ lots of water, lots of sunscreen and take lots of breaks. Try to avoid lots of physical activity during the hottest part of the day 3p-7p! Stay Cool & Safe!
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Summertime is definitely here in ATX / Central Texas! With triple digit temps sticking  around for while, it's important to stay Cool & Safe when it comes to outdoor activities. Be aware even if you're  just running errands, andyou're in and out of the AC!  The Texas Department of Public Safety reminds us to take extra careful precautions in this Extreme Heat. 
Hot Car Warning Tips

DPS Tips to Staying Safe & Cool:

  • Stay hydrated throughout the day, even if you're not thirsty. Drinking plenty of water will keep you cooler and safe from dehydration. Water is the best to drink avoid alcohol and high caffeine and / or sugar drinks when you're outside for long periods of time.
  • Pay attention to your body. Know the warning signs of Heat related sicknesses such as Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, Heat Cramps and more. Find out what the symptoms are and what you should do when they first start coming on. Click here!
  • Check up on those nearby.. the elderly, sick, very young and others w/out air conditioning.
  • Don’t forget pet safety. Keep your pets out of the heat. Be sure they have plenty of water! 
  • Monitor local weather. Keep up on hot, dry conditions.. advisories.. 
  • Limit your  sun exposure. Stay indoors, especially the temps are the hottest during the day 3p-7p
  • Wear light-colored and loose fitting clothing. Wearing a hat when spending longer periods of time outside is recommended.
  • Wear sunscreen. Be care w/ Sunburns because they can keep your body from cooling down. Put on Sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside. Apply generously and often if you are outside for longer periods of time. 
  • Be extremely careful when cooking outdoors,  making campfires or driving off-road avoiding igniting dry vegetation. Know about burn bans in your area. If fires are restricted, please abide by the restrictions. 
  • The National Weather Service's website has additional information & tips that are extremely helpful.

IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Never leave adults, children or pets in a closed car.

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Hot Car Warning Tips    Don't Leave Kids/ Adults/ Pets in a Hot Car  Driving in the Heat 

Having a Happy, Cool Place in mind doesn't hurt either.... Be Safe! Stay Cool!