What you can do to stay safe in scorching heat


Trace Lawrence, Features Editor

With temperatures up in the hundreds it’s becoming harder and harder to stay comfortable and even more important to keep ourselves cool. Even though temperatures are predicted to decrease we still need to make sure we are keeping ourselves safe. So what can you do to keep yourself comfortable and safe in this heat? 

You can start by making sure you are properly hydrated. Drinking water is the most important thing you can do to stay safe in high temperatures, you should be drinking around 12 cups or about 3 fluid liters of water each day. 

Another thing you can do to stay safe is wear light clothing. You may think this is obvious but wearing lighter clothing is very important to staying comfortable in high temperatures. Obviously wearing light materials can keep you cooler but even wearing lighter colors can help keep you cool in high temperatures. 

A step that may seem obvious for staying safe if limiting physical activities. While this may seem obvious, many people are still taking part in physical activities which can be very dangerous in high temperatures. If you do need to stay active make sure you are safe indoors in air conditioned rooms.

These are a few things you can do to keep yourself comfortable in the heat we have. Stay indoors, wear light clothing, drink water and stay safe.