Extreme Heat Keeps Rising

With temperatures rising to 100 plus (Fahrenheit) across the USA, extreme measures need to be taken for people and pets.  Listed below are several links which may help.

Simple basic principles:

Avoid: caffeine and alcohol. Dark clothes. Hot foods.  Too much exertion outside.

Do: Drink plenty of water.  Wear a hat outside, but keep it a bit damp. Keep the curtains facing West closed. Freeze or chill bottles of water and keep them handy for hot situations.

If you are in an extreme heat situation and without air conditioning seek shelter in a cooling center provided by your community or go to a friend’s or family member‘s house or apartment with air conditioning. Do not tax yourself.

G. D. Williams       © 2011

FEMA: Extreme Heat

http://www.fema.gov/hazard/heat/index.shtm

CDC: Extreme Heat

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp

Extreme Heat On Pets

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=8259613

Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016236/US-heatwave-Weather-forecasters-warn-6-days-100-plus-temperatures.html

Washington Post: Extreme Heat

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/humid-heat-wave-spreading-across-us/2011/07/19/gIQADPyoNI_blog.html

Omaha World Herald

http://www.omaha.com/article/20110719/NEWS01/707199935#heat-wave-unusual-for-its-size

Chicago Tribune Weather

http://www.chicagoweathercenter.com/

Oklahoma Weather

http://www.newsok.com/oklahoma-heat-wave-continues-tuesday/article/3586922?custom_click=headlines_widget

Medicine Net: 15 Ways To Keep Cool

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52796

Elvis: Burning Love

http://youtu.be/DcJac6OykfM

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