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Safety Tips During Extreme Heat
- Stay indoors and avoid extreme temperature changes.
- If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine.
- Keep your electric fans running.
- Drink fluids--particularly water or juice--often, even if you do not feel thirsty. This will help your body's thermostat stay cool.
- Eat small, frequent meals.
- Keep pets indoors and refill their water bowls frequently.
- Do not leave children or pets in an enclosed vehicle.
Be Safe in the Sun - Safety tips from the American Academy of Dermatology
- Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days.
- Wear protective, tightly woven clothing, such as a long-sleeve shirt and pants.
- Wear wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when outdoors.
- Stay in the shade whenever possible.
- Avoid reflective surfaces, which can reflect up to 85% of the sun's damaging rays.
- Protect children. Minimize sun exposure and apply sunscreen to children aged 6 months and older.
- No shadow???? Seek the shade! If your shadow is shorter than you are, you're likely to sunburn.
- Avoid tanning beds.
Severe Weather Links:
The Weather Channel
Live Doppler Radar from WJRT TV-12 (Flint) or WOOD TV-8 (Grand Rapids)
The National Weather Service (Grand Rapids Office)
Winter Weather Information