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HEAT ADVISORY FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

HEAT ADVISORY FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

May 18, 2023325Views

Persons outside are asked to be careful. The Department of Disaster Management Weather Stem is showing that temperatures are expected  to 85 °F  between 11am and 3pm.  As such, here are few useful tips below :

  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid high-energy activities or work outdoors, during midday heat, if possible.
  • Check on family members, seniors and neighbors.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Consider pet safety. If they are outside, make sure they have plenty of cool water and access to comfortable shade. Asphalt and dark pavement can be very hot to your pet’s feet.
  • If using a mask, use one that is made of breathable fabric, such as cotton, instead of polyester. Don’t wear a mask if you feel yourself overheating or have trouble breathing.

 

Source  :     Ready.gov An official website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Photo by  : Canadian Red Cross https://www.redcross.ca/blog/2012/7/red-cross-responds-beat-the-heat