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July is Extreme Heat Safety Month

JULY IS EXTREME HEAT SAFETY MONTH.

 

WHEN TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE 90 DEGREES AND THE HUMIDITY REMAINS HIGH, IT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO BE OUTSIDE FOR TOO LONG SAYS ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY DEPUTY DIRECTOR SCOTT SWINFORD. HE OFFERS THIS ADVICE:

 

 

HE ALSO URGES THE PUBLIC TO “LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK.”

 

 

SWINFORD ALSO SAYS YOU SHOULD AVOID OVEREXERTING YOURSELF AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS IN THE SHADE. IN YOUR HOME, I-EMA RECOMMENDS KEEPING CURTAINS AND SHADES CLOSED AND NOT USING THE OVEN IF POSSIBLE.

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