[r85] Pond Report: Keeping summer safety concerns in mind (7/21/2011)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Start Date: 7/21/2011 All Day
End Date: 7/21/2011
The National Weather Service has recently issued an excessive heat warning for our district. This should be taken very seriously and you should spend time reviewing safety tips that are important to keep you and your family protected during this hot weather and the remainder of the summer.

According to the National Weather Service, an excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illness is likely.

On hot days, the temperature inside of vehicles can climb easily over 100 degrees. The Indiana State Police advise drivers to never leave children unattended in a car, even if the windows are left down. Also, when securing a child in a safety restraint in a vehicle parked in the sun, make sure the seating surfaces and equipment are not too hot.

Our vehicles may require extra attention during the hot summer months. Make sure to check your tires regularly and be sure there are no signs of wear or damage. With sky rocketing temperatures, some vehicles may be more prone to overheating.  If your car overheats, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled.

Summer is all about enjoying time outdoors, so during these tremendously hot summer days, it is important to take extra precautions and keep in mind all of these summer safety tips.