Beat the Heat

By KBJR News 1

Beat the Heat

August 20, 2013 Updated Aug 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - With a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m Tuesday, officials are telling people to try to stay cool.

They encourage people to stay in air–conditioned places whenever possible and wear loose, light colored, clothing when outside.

It is always important to drink plenty of water and take rest breaks if you plan to be in the sun for an extended period of time.

Infants and the elderly are generally more susceptible to heat related problems including heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

"For example, their skin gets clammy, they're warm and they need to be cooled down promptly. Give them fluids a little bit at a time, get them out of the sun," said Assistant Fire Chief, Jarry Keppers

The Duluth fire department responded to one case of heat emergency on Tuesday and reminds people to drink plenty of water and not alcoholic beverages when out in the sun.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
kanderson@kbjr.com

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