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Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Postpone outdoor games & activities. Use buddy system & take frequent breaks if work outdoors.
Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
Note: The below Special Weather Statement is via WeatherUnderground
Statement as of 3:01 PM CDT on June 26, 2012
… Air pollution watch level Orange…
Air pollution watch – level Orange – for Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq) has issued a
level Orange air pollution watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area
for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone air pollution in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
on Wednesday. Ozone levels could reach the level Orange
“unhealthy for sensitive groups” category.
Elevated concentrations of ozone can act as a lung irritant.
Individuals with chronic lung disease, such as asthma and
emphysema, as well as the elderly and Young children, are
particularly sensitive to ozone and should attempt to avoid
exposure. To avoid exposure, minimize exertion outdoors during
the mid-day to early evening hours or stay indoors in an air-
conditioned room during this time.
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When DFW ALERTS is on scene at a structure fire or any major event where our brave men and women of the local Fire & Police departments are exposed to extream heat (Texas summers), we usually carry bottles of water for them and any victims who many need it. We naturally do not charge them for this. They are doing a hard job, heat stroke is a very real issue when you are fighting a fire or having to stand in the sun in a dark blue uniform.
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