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Heat Advisory

August in Southeast Texas means the summer heat is still up. Be aware of heat advisories and warnings, especially when working outside. Jefferson County is currently in a heat advisory and safety is key., reminds the public to never leave a toddler, disabled person, or pet in a car:

It is NEVER safe to leave a toddler, disabled person or pet locked in a car, even in the winter. If you have a toddler in your household, lock your cars, even in your own driveway. Kids play in cars or wander outside and get into a car and can die in 10 minutes! A reported 15 toddlers have died in hot cars so far in 2020, a death was reported as early as April. Cars can heat up quickly when left in the sun... Get resources to remind you or friends with children in both English and Spanish from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You will find vital information about the dangers of leaving children, pets or anyone with limited mobility alone in a car even for a few minutes in what might seem like mild weather.

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses... OSHA offers a free OSHA Heat Safety App for both Android and iPhone. In addition to carefully watching toddlers, check in on older relatives who don't have air conditioning. This group is also more at risk of heat illness and death.

Stay safe from the heat by drinking a lot of water, staying indoors, & calling 911 if you see someone suffering from a heat emergency.

One Team. One Vision. One Goal. – Everyone Goes Home Safe!

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