Unfaltering triple digit temperatures puts a high demand on our power grid. By everyone pitching to conserve, it will help maintain the energy flowing to keep your family comfortable and safe when most needed.
One way you can help is not to use your major appliances during peak hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Instead, relax, stay cool and do your regular household chores in the morning or after dark. Also, don’t forget to set your thermostat to 78° when you are home.
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- Stay hydrated
- Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing
- Reschedule strenuous activities to early mornings or evenings
- Remember to check on any older, sick, or frail friends and neighbors who may need help responding to the heat.
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- Touch a child's safety seat and safety belt before using it to ensure it's not too hot before securing a child
- Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows down, even for just a minute
- Teach children not to play in, on, or around cars. They could accidentally trap themselves in a hot vehicle.
- Always lock car doors and trunks--even at home--and keep keys out of children's reach.
- Always make sure children have left the car when you reach your destination. Don't leave sleeping infants in the car ever.
Source: National Weather Service
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