NEWS RELEASE ISSUED AUGUST 28, 2013 BY THE OFFICE OF THE KANSAS ADJUTANT GENERAL
High temperatures return to Kansas; public urged to use cautionHigh temperatures have returned to Kansas, increasing the risk of heat stroke and other heat-related dangers. Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging Kansans to take extra precautions.
The extreme heat and rising heat indices pose a danger to both people and their pets. Kansans are advised to stay out of the heat as much as possible. Limit outdoor activities until the cooler part of the day. If you must work outside for an extended period, observe these precautions:
KDEM officials also suggest having a plan for where your family can go if there is a power outage. Many communities offer heat shelters or you can go to public area such as a library or a shopping mall.
Keep a close eye on children and check on elderly neighbors, and watch for signs of heat-related illness:
Additional information on what to do regarding extreme heat conditions may be found by going to http://www.kdheks.gov/beh/extreme_heat.htm
An Excessive Heat Events Guidebook is available in PDF format by going online to http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/about/pdf/EHEguide_final.pdf.
Additional information is available from your local American Red Cross Chapter.
Heat safety for Pets
For additional information, go to http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/checklists/HeatWave.pdf
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