Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beat the Heat!

Cole Porter put it best, "It's too darn hot!"

As this oppressive heat wave continues we are hearing news stories of tragic deaths associated with the weather. The elderly, children, athletes, joggers, pets and agricultural animals... All are affected by extreme heat.

Below are links to some resources on beating the heat, staying hydrated and taking heed of the signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion:

State Officials Urge Precautions Against Heat
http://blogs.kansas.com/weather/2010/07/20/state-officials-urge-precautions-against-the-heat/
(From Kansas.com, The Wichita Eagle)

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Kansas
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/alerts/ks.html
(List of Active Alerts by County provided by the National Weather Service)

National Heat Warnings
http://www.noaawatch.gov/headlines/heat.php
(From the National Weather Service)

Heat: a Major Killer
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
(From the National Weather Service)

Heat Index (Apparent Temperature) Chart
http://www.magazine.noaa.gov/stories/images/heatindexb.jpg
(From the National Weather Service)

Heat Stroke, Children and Cars
http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-spotlight/never-leave-your-child-alone/
(From Safe Kids.org)

Hot Weather and Vehicles
http://www.kdheks.gov/news/web_archives/2010/06072010.htm
(Pamphlet from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

The Heat Is On!
http://ppo.tamuk.edu/ehs/Heat_Stress/heatstress.htm
(Ways in which you can beat the heat in order to protect yourself under hot conditions from Texas A&M University)

Cool Tips for Beating the Heat
http://www.kdheks.gov/heat_alert.htm
(From Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

Precautions for Heat-Related Illness
http://www.kdheks.gov/news/web_archives/2010/07212010.htm
(From Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/news/sty/2000/summersafety002.htm
(From K-State Research and Extension)

Hot Weather, Dogs and Outdoor Activities
http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/jun10/hotdogs62110.html
(From Kansas State University News Services)

Heat-Related Animal Calls on the Rise
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/jun/28/heat-related-animal-calls-rise/
(From The Lawrence Journal World)

Extreme Heat and Kansas Cattle
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/20/2097286/extreme-heat-takes-toll-on-kansas.html
(From The Kansas City Star)

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