The Heat is On, America.
According to a CNN report, more than 2 million homes from Indiana to Maryland were still without power yesterday morning. A massive storm, fueled by extreme heat, pummeled the US, causing the power outages.
Unfortunately, the heat isn’t expected to lessen anytime soon, either. Yesterday’s highs in Louisville, Kentucky, and Columbus, Ohio, topped 95 degrees—and many cities in the Southeast and Midwest have endured 100+ degree temperatures for days.
So what can you do to beat the summer heat? We rounded up a handful of blog posts we’ve written about surviving high temperatures—from preventing blackouts to spotting heat stroke:
Summer Blackouts – Reduce Your Risk
As the heat rises this summer, take the following precautions to reduce the strain you and your family put on the utility networks (and reduce your electrical bill!).
In the event of a power outage there are a number of things that everyone needs to know. Whether you’re currently without power or lucky enough to have the lights on, here are six tips for dealing with a blackout.
Summer Safety: Hyperthermia Symptoms and Treatment
Unfortunately, a bad sunburn isn’t the only thing to worry about this summer. If you’ll be spending long days in the heat this summer, it’s important to make sure you know the signs and symptoms of hyperthermia. This guide should help.
Summer Preparedness: Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke
If not careful, the heat from the sun can sometimes cause heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. Be prepared by knowing how to spot the symptoms of heat stroke—and how to handle them.
Sometimes staying indoors is the only way to avoid the heat. Here are four ways to bring summer inside this year.
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the heat and power outages. We hope you all find relief sooner rather than later.
What tips do you have for dealing with the extreme temperatures this summer?