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Be Ready for Heat & Humidity in Central Carolina

Post Date:06/15/2018 2:44 PM

The National Weather Service and network forecasters agree that Monday through Wednesday (June 18-20) will be extremely hot and humid.  Highs are expected to be in the upper 90s and even as high as 100+, with the heat index making it feel even hotter.

heat forecast

This likely will not be our only heat wave of the summer, so take precautions for yourself, your family, your pets and your home.  Please recognize that seniors, young children, people with health conditions and pets are especially vulnerable in extreme heat.  Also, people who work outside should avoid outside labor during the hottest periods. They also should wear light, loose clothing and drink lots of water.  Some may need products like Gatorade. 

Tips for preparing for extreme heat:  https://www.ready.gov/heat

Remember that any vulnerable adults, children and pets left in cars will be in danger in in just minutes, even with windows down and water available.  This writer has rescued a dog left for just 20 minutes in 92 degree heat.  The water dish was too hot to provide relief and the dog was panting heavily. Outdoor pets must have shade and lots of water... better yet, bring them inside.  

See the chart below to see just how hot the inside of a car can get in a very short time.

Temperate inside car in extreme heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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