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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Heat Precautions

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory for the area through July 1. As a precaution we would like to share some tips. Please take a few moments to review these to ensure we are all prepared for a potential excessive heat issue.
The WA State Department of Health has a list of precautions and techniques to assist with managing excessive heat at: http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/821-040_HotWeather_LT.pdf. Please visit the link for a list of tips on being prepared for high temperatures.
These tips include:
* Drink lots of water and avoid beverages with lots of alcohol, caffeine and sugar.
* Stay indoors, if possible, and plan strenuous outdoor activity early or late in the day.
Additionally, the National Weather Service has provided additional safety measures at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/HeatSeattleAreaFactSheet.pdf.
A sample of the tips provided include:
* Dress in lightweight, light-colored clothing.
* Slow down. Avoid, reduce or reschedule strenuous activities to a cooler period of the day.
Please be careful as temperatures reach unusual levels this week.
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