School may be back in session, but summer isn’t over yet! In fact, Boone County, Indiana is under a heat advisory through Thursday (August 24) which means that temperatures of at least 100°F or heat index values of at least 105°F are expected. According to the National Weather Service, heat index temperature values could be reported up to 107 degrees.
Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help you beat the heat:
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as you can. If your home is not air-conditioned, reduce your risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned and using air conditioning in vehicles.
- Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest, like morning and evening hours.
- Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
- Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
- Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.
- Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.