Heat preparedness actions to considerThe National Weather Service in St. Louis is providing some important preparedness actions:
- Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration and heat stroke are often due to not keeping hydrated in high temperature and high humidity situations, leading to hospitalization.
- Stay in an air-conditioned room.
- Stay out of the sun whenever necessary.
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Take extra precautions if working or spending time outside.
- Limit strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening hours.
- Know the signs and symptoms of dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
- Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing whenever possible.
- OSHA regulations recommend regular breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
- Anyone overcome by heat should move to a cool and shaded location, while someone calls 911.
For more local news, follow Heartland Newsfeed at @HLNF_Bulletin on Twitter. Additionally, you can follow Heartland Newsfeed on Facebook and Reddit among other platforms. You can now follow our news updates on Telegram, Flote, and MeWe. Support independent journalism. Become a patron on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. There are other donor options as well. Get the latest news updates on our radio network via Spreaker, TuneIn, and other platforms.