As temperatures continue to rise to above normal levels, many of us want to get out and soak up the sun before those winter months come to KELOLAND again.
But this week’s temperatures are extremely high for the end of August. In fact, the hot temperatures are sending students home early across KELOLAND.
If your kids are ones getting out early, there are a few things you will want to remember even when they are at home to keep them safe.
Side walks, streets and play areas at parks will get extremely hot as the day goes on. On Monday, we went out and tested the temperatures of some playground equipment and found it to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
You will want to keep your kids even more hydrated than normal since we all will sweat more with these hot temperatures.
And remember, these high temperatures can be extremely dangerous for everyone, which is why it is so important to be taking good care and extra precautions during these scorching hot days.
- Stay in an air-conditioned building as much as possible.
- Don't use a fan as your primary cooling source. Fans only push around warm air more than they cool.
- Wear light-weight and light-colored clothing to allow for air flow.
- If you start to feel faint, nauseous and a weak pulse, get to a cooler place immediately; it could be signs of heat exhaustion or stroke.