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Region Heat Wave

There's a heat wave in northwest Indiana, with a Heat Advisory is effect from noon through tonight.  The National Weather Service has advice on staying safe in the extreme heat:
 
[Courtesy National Weather Service Chicago]
Before the Heat Wave
·         Check NOAA Weather Radio or weather.gov/chicago when planning outdoor activities.
·         Have a place to cool off if you do not have air conditioning. Find out if your community has cooling shelters.
·         If there are no cooling shelters available, plan to spend some time at a public library, shopping mall, or the home of a neighbor or family member where there is air conditioning.
·         Check on the elderly, the infirm, and those living alone.
 
During the Heat Wave
·         Drink plenty of water and juice, even if you’re not thirsty.
·         Avoid alcoholic beverages and drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and colas.
·         Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity.
·         Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
·         Avoid going out during the hottest times of the day.
·         If you must go out, use sunscreen and wear a hat. Remember that sunburn reduces the skin’s ability to provide cooling.
·         Keep shades drawn and blinds closed, with windows open slightly if you don’t have air conditioning.
·         Keep lights down low or turned off. Avoid using electrical appliances and the oven during the hottest times of the day.
·         Take cool baths or showers. Use cool wet towels.
·         Eat frequent, small meals. Avoid high protein foods.  
·         Do not leave children or pets in a closed vehicle – even for a few minutes. Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach 140 to 190 degrees within 30 minutes on a hot sunny day.
·         The best way to beat the heat is to spend time in air conditioning. Even just two hours per day in air conditioning can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related illness.

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