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Posted on: July 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Another hot day in the forecast; tips on how to stay cool.

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High heat and humidity is in the forecast, with temperatures in the upper 90s and a heat index around 100 degrees. 

  • Be a good neighbor.  Check in on family, friends and neighbors.  Especially those who live alone, are older, and/or with health conditions that leave them vulnerable to the heat.
  • Never leave children or pets in a parked vehicle.  Temperatures can rise quickly in a closed vehicle.
  • Use caution in outdoor activities

How to Stay Cool

Find air-conditioning

Fans are not necessarily enough to keep you cool during extreme heat and humidity.  Stop in the Main or Fowler branches of the library to cool off.  Open Friday - 9 AM to 5 PM.

Heat Safety Tips

Limit your outdoor activities.

Strenuous outdoor activities should be approached with caution; especially those in the direct sun, on asphalt courts and or playing fields coupled with the high heat and humidity. Please consider a low-impact outdoor activity, bring extra water, and find shade.

  • Go out early or late.
  • Find shade.
  • Pace yourself.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing, and a brimmed hat.

Drink more water than usual.

Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

Don't use the stove or oven to cook, if possible.

The heat from the stove or oven will make the house even hotter.

Take cool baths or showers.

Air Quality 

Check the current air quality before going outside, and take things slowly when the index is high.

Things that affect your ability to cool yourself include:

High humidity

When the humidity is high, sweat won’t evaporate as quickly. This keeps your body from releasing heat as fast as it may need to.

Heat related illness

Know the symptoms of and watch out for heat related illness.  Call 911 if necessary.

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