Staying safe during the heatwave

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(WBRE/WYOU) — Your health and safety is critical during the extreme heat. The American Red Cross has steps you can follow to stay safe.

  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing – avoid dark colors that absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Stay indoors if there is air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Check on family, friends, neighbors who do not have air conditioning.

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