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25 July, 2011

Heat Wave Safety Checklist from the Red Cross

Heat Wave Safety Checklist from the Red Cross: "It's excessively hot and unusually humid in the central and eastern parts of the US, and this heat wave can be very dangerous (the Red Cross says excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods, in recent years). To make sure you and your loved ones stay safe, the Red Cross has published a heat wave safety checklist.

Much of the advice is common sense, like preparing for a heat wave by having a plan for potential power outages and where to go if you don't have air conditioning, as well as drinking plenty of water. It's useful, though, to have a checklist all in one place and know the signs and care for heat-related emergencies like heat cramps and heat exhaustion..."

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