WEATHER

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TORNADOS

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Photos

SUMMER TIPS &
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Facts about hot cars

& heat stroke

  • Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in children under 15. Heat stroke happens when the body is not able to cool itself quickly enough.

  • A child's body heats up three to five times faster than an adult's does.

    • When left in a hot car, a child's major organs begin to shut down when his temperature reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit (F).

    • A child can die when his temperature reaches 107 degrees F.

  • Cars heat up quickly! In just 10 minutes, a car can heat up 20 degrees F.

  • Cracking a window and/or air conditioning does little to keep it cool once the car is turned off.

  • Heat stroke can happen when the outside temperature is as low as 57 degrees F.

Summer Heat & Pets

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PETS

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