Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses with these Tips

Wentzville-area summers are hot! Summer heat waves present an unsafe environment to people, animals and infrastructure. You can work to prevent heat-related illnesses by following these tips:
  • Drink more fluids, regardless of your activity level.
  • If at all possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air-conditioning, visit a mall, a public library or a Cooling Center. (Find a local Cooling Center here.)
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Never leave anyone or any pets inside a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Extra precautions should be taken for infants and young children,people ages 65 and older, and people with mental or physical disorders.
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