Summer Is In Full Swing Minneapolis, Are You ready?
Primetime summer is upon us, which means hot weather and also unfortunately storms. Heat is still the #1 weather-related killer in the U.S. On average 130 people die each year, and countless more are hospitalized as a result of it.
Always remember these simple tips to survive the heat:
DRINK WATER, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Take a bottle with you ALWAYS!
HOT cars kill. NEVER leave kids, older people or pets in a vehicle. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes.
KEEP COOL. Seek out air-conditioned buildings, draw your blinds, use a fan, take cool showers and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
PLAN AHEAD. Schedule activities in the coolest part of the day and avoid exercising in the heat. If you must go out, wear a hat and sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you. Whenever possible beat the heat by planning activities in or on water …don’t forget the sunscreen!
Check-in on others. Look after those most at risk in the heat. Maybe it’s your neighbor living alone, the elderly, the young, people with a medical condition and don’t forget your pets.
Even in the heat, always SERVE OTHERS!
Check out storm and wind damage tips in one of my recent blogs here.