Omaha, Nebraska. – The heat of summer has come a little earlier this year and the thermometer points to a very hot season in the months ahead.
With temperatures expected to climb well into the 90’s and approaching triple-digits for the next few days, the Douglas County Health Department is recommending the following during high temperatures days:
- Never leave a person or in a closed park vehicle.
- Drink plenty of fluids and avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine.
- Outdoors activities should be limited to the cooler morning and evening hours.
- A sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher should be used when outside.
- Take advantage of air conditioning as much as possible.
By following these recommendations, the Douglas County Health Department advises that people can avoid heat-related injuries.