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Excessive Heat is Here for Several Days: Please Be Careful

Animals Also Need Special Precautions

Post Date:05/24/2019 4:48 PM

High temperatures will be in low to mid-90s for the next week.  Please check on friends and family, especially seniors and disabled people living alone, to ensure that they have a way to stay cool.  Also, please know that cars will get very hot inside within a few minutes, so leaving any person of any age or any pet in a vehicle (even with windows cracked or open) when they are unable to get out is a dangerous idea.

Find helpful tips and warnings for humans here: 

Here are helpful tips for caring for pets in this heat: