Heat safety reminders from Columbia County EMA

Heat safety reminders from Columbia County EMA

As the temperatures rise this summer, officials are reminding residents about the dangers of hot weather - especially for children and older adults.

Here are some reminders and tips from Columbia County EMA:

  • It only takes 10 minutes for temperatures to climb nearly 20 degrees inside a vehicle, even if the windows are cracked.
  • Temperatures can rise 35 degrees in 30 minutes.
  • Never leave a child or pet inside for any amount of time.
  • Look in the back seat before exiting your vehicle.
  • Heat is the number one weather-related killer.
  • Know the symptoms of heat cramps, exhaustion and stroke.
  • Check on neighbors who don't have air conditioning.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water.

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